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Setting Deadlines

Even if you are a self-published author setting deadlines is extremely important. Imagine if you had infinite amount of time to finish a book and it could be about whatever you wanted. Are you going to spend enough time on writing it for it to be finished in a decent amount of time? The answer is no you are not, because you are not holding yourself accountable and setting a time for when you need to be finished with your work.

I like to use the Pomodora method, but everyone has to have their own way of getting things done. I set a goal to get a certain amount of work done in a day, and this is how I do it. You can read all about it here http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/

This is basically how it works, keep in mind that the pomodoro is a timer.

Choose a task to be accomplished
Set the Pomodoro to 25 minutes (the Pomodoro is the timer)
Work on the task until the Pomodoro rings, then put a check on your sheet of paper
Take a short break (5 minutes is OK)
Every 4 Pomodoros take a longer break

I do not know why, but when I know I only have twenty five minutes to work on something, I get it done a lot faster. This is a great way to meet deadlines whether you set them yourself or for other people.

What kind of time management techniques do you use when you are writing? Comment below!

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