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John Lemke

4 Strategies for Better Time Management (and Bigger Paychecks) as a Freelance Writer - 0 views

  • The most successful freelance writers are those who know how to manage their time to get the most quality work done.
  • I am a human who writes, and I need to be fully energized and focused to do my best work.
  • it’s absolutely necessary to track your time to ensure you’re properly compensated for your work.
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  • start with the task I want to work on the least. I’m then more motivated to complete that less-fun task so I can get to the fun stuff faster.
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    Time is money. Use it well!
John Lemke

Writer Unboxed » A 'Logic Model' for Author Success - 0 views

  • in this age of the “writer as an entrepreneur” responsible for a growing share of the work required to not only create but also sell a book, adding management skills to our repertoire of abilities is not at all a bad idea.
  • as launch time approaches, authors get overwhelmed by thinking that they have to do “everything:” Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, ad campaigns, bookstore talks, conference panels, media articles, email newsletters, book clubs…you name it.
  • what our goals are beyond sales
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  • Based on our mission and our definition of success, we can then work out a manageable set of steps to take in line with our specific interests and goals. We feel more in control and less anxious about having to “do it all.”
  • A more viable definition of success does have a quantitative element, but it doesn’t necessarily mean “number of copies sold or dollars earned.” It can mean other measurable outcomes such as landing a teaching job or a column in a respected publication.
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