Time management suggestions? resume vs book

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Time management suggestions? resume vs book

Postby absolom » Fri May 26, 2017 5:39 pm

I have a book idea that I would like to pursue.
...but I am also out of work.

I have been focusing 100% of my time on resumes and making sure my websites are updated because it is a financial imperative. I feel guilty if I try to work on the book.
The problem with that equation is that my book idea will never move beyond the existing brainstorming list.

Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I can do both, without the guilt?


Re: Time management suggestions? resume vs book

Postby williamadams » Fri May 26, 2017 8:14 pm


how long does it take to update a website
are you customising resumes for each opportunity
those should be minimal amount of time

finding a place to send a resume takes work
networking should be taking a lot of time

but they dont take all day
and after a few weeks you pretty much mined the low hanging fruit
so it gets harder to find job related tasks worth doing

get all the job tasks done and then switch to book writing mode
but only after the job tasks are done for the day and nothing more can be done on that until tomorrow

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Re: Time management suggestions? resume vs book

Postby ostarella » Fri May 26, 2017 11:07 pm

Yeah, writers make time to write. Now, the stress of unemployment can be a big factor, just like any major stressor in life, but I found that writing actually helped me de-stress. I mean, I could walk out of the world that was tearing me apart, and go kill a few bad guys :lol: But seriously, everyone has busy schedules, life things that have to take precedence - but we also all have 24 hours in each day and I guarantee you can find 15 minutes here, a half hour there, to write. You don't have to have hours at a time to write - but you do have to write. Otherwise, you'll always be a wannabe.
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