I get asked this SO MANY TIMES and it’s on my time management – since apparently everyone thinks I have everything so put well together when I really don’t!
Well, I do the best that I can. I do work, write, read, cook, clean, and so many other things, but I still manage to make things work. HOW is the question that everyone asks me. And the best answer I can give is prioritizing your list of to-dos.
Work, obviously comes first. I need to be at work on time to keep my job among other things, so I am usually there early. It was instilled in my many times that I should be early to everything. Because of that, I always leave early for work.
When it comes to reading and writing and promoting, you need to balance your time, never spending more time on one than the other – at least in my opinion. That’s all this post is – my opinion, but I read when I’m in a car, on break at work, in all the spare time that I cannot sit at my computer. I’m the one that can always be seen reading and I’m proud of being known for that.
Promotions are the tricky thing for me because, let’s face it, who wants to post the same thing in different groups and pages over and over again. Definitely not me. I made a compromise to myself though and I’m actually seeing results. I decided that each day, the first time I turned on my laptop to sit down and write, I would do a few things.
1. Update my street team – if needed.
2. Update my author page – if needed.
3. Post a book link in at LEAST 30 groups that I’m in (I’m in over 500 for promotions alone, so it’s not terribly hard to meet that goal). Since that, I have seen an increase in my book sales!
After all of that is done, THEN I write or edit (though I will usually write a few chapters before editing).
This won’t work for everyone, I know, but I would advise at least trying it. The same thing won’t work for everyone though, but I wish you all the luck in the world that it helps YOU.