Here’s a post I wrote for Austin Mystery Writers. If you read all the way to the end, you’ll find a special treat. Not every blog post has one.
In a post that appeared here last fall, Austin Mystery Writer Laura Oles asked the burning question,
Can a technique named after a tomato serve as the answer to your time management woes?
Or, more specifically, what does the writer do when it’s impossible to devote a large block of time–several consecutive hours, at least–to writing?
Laura answered the question with a resounding Yes! and went on to describe her success using the Pomodoro Technique, which involves working in 25-minute blocks of time.
After reading her post, I put a Pomodoro on my toolbar. I like it. It helps me log my time, a necessary evil for professional writers, and gives me a feeling of accomplishment.
But my schedule isn’t demanding. I often feel I’m running around like a chicken with its head cut off, trying to just get through the day, but really–I…
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