Every Minute, Everywhere - Time Management for Authors with Piper J. Drake

Author Piper J. Drake talks about balancing a day job, writing career, and the inevitable travel hijinx of the frequent flyer/road warrior.
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Feb 26, 2017


Piper Write or Die

Tasks have been identified and prioritized. It's time for getting actual work done. For some, this is very simple. However, it might not be easy when there's a whole lot of life going on in your world.

Life is full of distractions. Your mind may dodge work, running in circles or latching onto various things to do in the name of research or administrative clean up when in reality, it's all procrastination.

Some simple techniques for eliminating distractions may allow you to buckle down and be productive. Scheduling time and developing routines are very helpful. But more complex considerations may come into play when you travel like I do and can't develop routines or schedule time. 


  • Where's Piper? In her home office!
  • It's time to actually work
  • So how do I actually get work done?
    Sometimes I need encouragement and there's an app for that
    What if my Focus needs more Focus?


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Feb 1, 2017

Piper's Prioritization Matrix

There are times when I've got so much to do, I've got no idea where to start or what the prioritization is. It's just an overwhelming mess of things that need to be done. I'm frozen in analysis paralysis and stressed out.

It's time to take a deep breath and apply what I know of prioritization to the chaos of all the tasks piled up in front of me. Sometimes, my approach can be straightforward and simple. Other times, I need to apply my flexible approach to evaluating and organizing my tasks in a matrix to easily decide what to work on next.


  • Where's Piper? In her home office!
  • When you need to prioritize your tasks
  • How to prioritize: Simple Approach
  • Matrix Approach
  • OMG something else hit my To Do list!


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