I’ve applied this organizing principal to my writing and it works just as well at my desk as it does in my closet.
The ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) is an early version of the book that gets sent out, way ahead of the publication date, to reviewers, news outlets, bloggers, etc.
The Writing Time Calculation goes something like this: [(My day) – (non-writing stuff) – (my novel)] / (other writing projects) = Time for other projects
The more I think about this little nugget of advice, the more it resonates with me: follow the enthusiasm.
The kids aren’t back in school yet, and I’m struggling to get any writing done at all, so tracking writing goals helps me to see I am making progress.
Every time I drive off to some random place I am suffused with this sense of adventure and gratitude for the privilege of calling this kind of thing work.