Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I Make a Schedule
Top Ten Tuesday / May 24, 2016

Yesterday, I mentioned having deadlines for my writing. Today, I’m going to list my top ten reasons for why I have a schedule: A schedule lets me know where I’m going. For those of you who haven’t figured it out, I’m all for spontaneity as long as I have a map. Let me wander freely, yes, but tell me where I’m going first. A schedule pushes me to complete things. A lot of us (not all of us) like to have a deadline to work toward. I love deadlines. I do my best work with deadlines. A schedule gives me an excuse to make lists. I also love lists. Schedules are just detailed lists. A schedule helps me not forget anything. Have you ever finished a project only to realize you forgot the cover? I never have, but I also have a schedule that clearly states when the cover needs to be started and finished. A schedule reduces tension. Because I always know what I need to do or haven’t done, I can stress less about the process and just worry about the writing. A schedule lets me tell other people where I’m at. If you have an editor, a…