Most of us can identify a few scattered periods each day in which we can outline for ten minutes. Scenes, character growth, settings take shape in this way so that rather than feeling that we’re getting nothing done on busy non-drafting days, we can instead enjoy and create our writing careers. We arrive at our drafting time with an outline.
Writing without an outline is a daring course, but hard on productivity for those of us determined to create a body of work and not a single oeuvre.
Drafting 3,000 words in a week to a superb outline gets a writer two 70,000 books a year or a single longer book. The math works only if we come to the drafting prepared and on storyline. Revisions take far less time if the first draft makes sense.
That’s where time management for writers comes in -taking ten minutes here and there to plan and outline towards our draft.
I wish you another brilliant writing day today.