Category Archives: Time Management

What To Do When the Timer Dings? A New Practical Guide

What do you do when the timer dings? Here’s help for 10 Minute Novelists everywhere! If there is a sequel to Write A Novel in Ten Minutes A Day, this is it!   If you write (or paint, or read, or crochet, or watch television) in 10-minute increments, then you know what will happen. The … Continue reading What To Do When the Timer Dings? A New Practical Guide

How to Get Up Early to Write (7 Tips From a Former Night Owl)

by AprIl Davila Get up early? I started getting up early to write when I was working full time and my kids were little. I didn’t want to do it, but I absolutely could not find any other time to write. As a die-hard night owl, the adjustment was rough. I’m not gonna lie. It … Continue reading How to Get Up Early to Write (7 Tips From a Former Night Owl)

How To Handle Other Commitments As A 10 Minute Novelist

By definition, if you are a 10-minute novelist, then you are time-crunched. You have commitments to your job, your family, and your social life. Because you are a 10-Minute Novelist, you have to find pockets of time here and there to get those words down. But even with all the best intentions, it’s hard to … Continue reading How To Handle Other Commitments As A 10 Minute Novelist

Eight Things I Learned From Writing In 10-Minute Increments

I became a 10-minute novelist out of necessity.  Years ago when I had five kids under eight years old, I decided that it was time for me to pursue my writing dreams. I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m going to assume that it was the sleep deprivation that made me think this was … Continue reading Eight Things I Learned From Writing In 10-Minute Increments

How To Fit Writing Into Your Time-Crunched Life

We’re all time-crunched. Fitting writing in is a huge challenge. If you’re time-crunched you’ll find writing is a tough fit. To write, you squeeze in a few minutes here or there. You may lug your laptop around everywhere you go, or you may have a notebook and a favorite pen in your bag, ready to … Continue reading How To Fit Writing Into Your Time-Crunched Life

Top 10 Ways You Can Conquer Nanowrimo Like War & Peace

by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist We’re just a few days in to National Novel Writing Month and it can feel like you’ve decided to read a Russian novel. Last spring, I read War and Peace for reasons that I can’t quite remember. I think I wanted to add to my literary experiences. I think that I … Continue reading Top 10 Ways You Can Conquer Nanowrimo Like War & Peace

Top 10 Things You Can Ask Yourself If You’re Looking For Extra Time To Write by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

Ever since I decided to find 10 minute increments here and there to write, I’ve viewed the time in my day differently. Now, I compare wasted time to a designer coffee that I might buy daily without thinking about it. I’d like to suggest that in the area of time management, conscientious writers need to … Continue reading Top 10 Things You Can Ask Yourself If You’re Looking For Extra Time To Write by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

Making Your Author Platform Work for You — A Guest Post by Rachelle M. N. Shaw

By Rachelle M. N. Shaw In such a highly competitive world of publishing, it’s no surprise that author platforms have taken center stage and become the foundation for any writer’s success. But who has time to keep up with all the Tweets, Pins, and Instagram posts needed to do so? The truth is, successful authors … Continue reading Making Your Author Platform Work for You — A Guest Post by Rachelle M. N. Shaw

Practical Ways To Find Extra 10 Minutes To Make Your Dreams Come True

I get asked often what my Twitter handle, @10MinNovelist means. If I’m feeling generous, I say, “it means I have to write in the smallest bits of time that I can.” If I’m feeling a bit snarky, I say, “it means I have five children who like to eat and have clean clothes.” I call … Continue reading Practical Ways To Find Extra 10 Minutes To Make Your Dreams Come True

How To Write In 10 Minute Increments The Messy Way

My timer and I have a love/hate relationship.  Ever since I started calling myself the 10 Minute Writer, back in 2006, I’ve realized that either I’m racing against the timer, or the timer haunts me for my lack of skill and speed.  During the first minute, it’s like priming the pump, I just write words, … Continue reading How To Write In 10 Minute Increments The Messy Way

Top Ten Ways You Can Find Time To Write In 2016

My house is a disaster. We’ve moved furniture around to make room for holiday shenanigans. We’ve forgone our schedules for calorie packed merriment. We’ve embraced the season with so much fervor, our wallets, our stomachs and our emotions are upset in a mostly good way. But the party will be over soon and Monday, January … Continue reading Top Ten Ways You Can Find Time To Write In 2016

#Top10Tuesday Top Ten Things I Think About Daily That Make Me Productive

I am NOT perfect. I make a LOT of mistakes, but one of the biggest things I did right was decide that I would make time for my dreams. (I wrote a book about it too!)  I realized that if I was going to actually write in 10 minute increments, I would have to organize … Continue reading #Top10Tuesday Top Ten Things I Think About Daily That Make Me Productive

TODAY IS RELEASE DAY! Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day is NOW Available!

Today I release my first non-fiction book, Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day!  You can purchase it or see the reviews here!  This is the story of how I got the contract — it’s a great one!  Also? I created a Facebook group for writers who have no choice but to write in 10 … Continue reading TODAY IS RELEASE DAY! Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day is NOW Available!

How Your Wasted Time is Like An Overpriced Latte From A Designer Coffeeshop

  Ever since I decided to find 10 minute increments here and there to write, I’ve started viewing the time in my day differently. Now, I compare wasted time to a designer coffee that I might buy daily without thinking about it. I’d like to suggest that in the area of time management, conscientious writers … Continue reading How Your Wasted Time is Like An Overpriced Latte From A Designer Coffeeshop