5 Habits of Motivated Novelists

5 Habits of Motivated Novelists Last year at this time, I introduced RescueTime, an online productivity tool that helps people make the most of their time while on the computer. Once again this year, RescueTime is teaming up with writers participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and offering a free month-long membership in RescueTime, complete with their premium productivity tools. See my post today at Books & Such for how to get signed up with RescueTime and NaNoWriMo for November. RescueTime… tracks your online activity and generates reports to help you manage your time and increase productivity lets you block out distracting websites for pre-set periods of writing time sends reminders and alerts to help you stay on track You do NOT have to be participating in NaNoWriMo to get this deal...
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Try RescueTime for Free in November

Try RescueTime for Free in November Participating in National Novel Writing Month? I’ve teamed up with RescueTime to provide my blog readers the opportunity to use the productivity-tracking tool FREE in November to help you reach NaNoWriMo success. Read on. Last week on the blog we discussed productivity, and the idea of using auto-analytics to track your online habits and find ways to be more efficient in your work. I introduced an online tool, RescueTime, that can help with this. Since then, I’ve been talking with the folks at RescueTime and was impressed to learn that they’re actively seeking ways to improve their product so that it’s even better suited to the particular needs of writers. As part of this endeavor, RescueTime has come up with an experiment in which YOU can take part, and it involves being able...
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How Productive Are You?

How Productive Are You? Take a moment to answer the following questions in relation to the time you spend writing: Are you most productive with music, or without? Do you write better in a quiet room by yourself, or in a public area (such as a coffee shop) with white noise? What length of time is ideal for you to remain focused on a single project without a break? 30 minutes? 1 hour? 2 hours? 8 hours? In one writing hour, how many times do you typically interrupt yourself to check email, check social media, answer the phone or do unrelated tasks? Is your creative energy at its peak in the morning, afternoon, or evening? You probably have a general idea of the answers to these questions, but if you’re like most people, you don’t really know for sure — you’re guessing based on years of...
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