Today’s guest blogger is the awesome Kay Cassidy! Kay not only has an MBA and teaches marketing and business workshops to writers around the country, but she’s a fabulous writer! She was a 2008 Golden Heart Winner (RWA) and writes fiction for teens that she says she wishes was based on real life. Her debut novel, THE CINDERELLA SOCIETY, will be a Spring 2010 hardcover release from Egmont with book two in the series to follow in Spring 2011. We’re so pleased to have her with us today and tomorrow to talk about three ways to boost your productivity. Enjoy!
Top Tips for Maxing Out Your Productivity
If you’re like most writers, you probably have a whole slew of fresh writing goals for 2009. You may even be wondering how the heck you’re going to accomplish them all too. Never fear! With a few quick tips, you’ll be on your way to a productive 2009.
Tip #1 – Organize Your Work Space
If you want to be productive, you need to have a work space that’s conducive to getting that work done. There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of working on a project only to have the flow interrupted when you can’t find that bit of research you dug up a few weeks earlier or you can’t locate your thesaurus.
Don’t worry, I promise you don’t have to be a neat freak. We all have different methods of getting organized, so there’s no one-size-fits-all solution here. It’s all about finding what works for you and sticking with it.
The Everything Out approach
Are you an Everything Out kind of person? Someone who likes having important projects sitting on your desk in tidy little stacks? Or maybe you’re an Everything Away person who thrives by kicking off each new day with a clear desk. Again, there’s no right or wrong way to get organized. But take a step back and think about whether you’re using your organizational style to its best advantage. [Read more…]