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Time Management Tips for Writers on a Deadline

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is just around the corner.

Authors all over the world will attempt to complete a 50k-word novel by the end of November.

Crazy? Maybe—but it also might be just what the doctor ordered.

Arbitrary deadlines and a sense of camaraderie with other writers may give someone the nudge they need to get started writing the next great (insert nationality here) novel. By combining ambitious goals with a sense of fun, NaNoWriMo helps foster an atmosphere that is conducive to creating quantity AND quality.

But that doesn’t mean you won’t have to call upon your inner resources (discipline, drive, determination—aren’t those all the same thing?) in order to get things done!

If you need a kick in the pants, or want help focusing your writing efforts in terms of time-management, check out these 3 articles:

1. Time Management Tips for Writers 

2. How to Write a Quality eBook in 30 Days

3. A Writer’s Timeline: Tips for Setting Deadlines (and meeting ‘em!)

And when you’ve finished writing your book, let BookBaby help you sell it for Kindle, Nook, iPad, Kobo, and more!

Chris Robley

About Chris Robley

Chris Robley has written 505 posts in this blog.

splits his time between the Portlands Oregon and Maine. Generally, he plays music on the West Coast and writes poems on the East — though sometimes that gets mixed up. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, Pacifica Literary Review, Arsenic Lobster, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Contest for Emerging Poets.

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