Why are there deadlines? Are they good or bad? Britt Mooney and Steven Faletti discuss the reality of deadlines in traditional publishing, the positives and negatives of them, and how we can set deadlines and goals for ourselves in different ways. Then author MB Mooney shares Kepler, chapter 12 of the Singularity storyline. Listen and vote!
In this episode:
Why are deadlines important?
Are they good or bad for the creative process?
How can a self-published or unpublished author set deadlines?
How do authors balance the discipline of writing with the rest of their life? The Brew & Ink crew discuss the different ways that we try to stay consistent with writing with jobs, families, and more.
Then it’s time for the throw down! Katie drew the genre of Fairy Tale and Britt (MB) Mooney Legends, and both had to use the title “Strongbow.” Listen to their flash fiction stories and then go to our website or here on our FB page to vote for your favorite!
In this episode:
How do you stay consistent with your writing?
How do you prioritize time to write in the midst of family and other responsibilities?
Why is the balance of writing and the rest of your life important?
Time is the most precious commodity we have, mainly because we don’t have any idea how much of it we have.
There are many things I want to say about time-hacking, but we should start with one of the biggest time sucks ever.
The email inbox.
It pains me to share the numbers, but even after deleting almost 200 this morning, I stand at 14,575 emails in my mail program across seven email addresses with a shameful 5,610 of them unread.
To avoid missing emails from clients, friends, or important organizations, I’ve begun using the VIP feature in Mail. However, now almost everyone I know is in the VIP area and that list is getting longer and longer.
The quickest way I know to delete emails is to start at the top of my Mac Mail program and take the time to 1. Unsubscribe. 2. Search for all emails from that sender. 3. Delete. This time, I’m starting with my Gmail account and unsubscribing within the Gmail framework. While I listen to Frasier and work through today’s tasks.
However, in an effort to finally get this inbox under control (a goal I’ve had for many years), I’m on the search for tips and methods to master email once and for all.