August 01, 2016

Proposed daily workflow schedule

Now that I'm a full-time writer, I thought it would be a good idea to establish a daily workflow—you know, just something to make sure I don't bunk off to the movies for four hours every afternoon or whatever. So far, this is what I've come up with.

5:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Morning writing. I tend to wake up early most mornings and spend a few hours in bed reading the news and catching up on social media and YouTube videos. I do my best and most efficient work in the mornings, when everything is quiet and I've only just had a coffee, so I'm going to try to avoid taking breakfast meetings, because they're distracting and I can't focus for at least an hour after I've eaten carbs and made small talk with other people.

11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Me whatever time. I'll probably do my press appointments, take some lunch meetings, run errands, go to the gym, stuff like that. Makes for a natural break in the day, plus I'm usually hungry by then.

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Taking care of emails, corresponding with editors, personal writing projects, brainstorming, maybe more meetings. Late afternoon is a good wind-down time for me, energy-wise. I'd like to have a longer-form personal project (read: book) in the works starting sometime in the next few weeks, too.