Back on January 1, I announced that I’d be testing out various tasks that will go into 5 Minutes a Day: Creating the Writing Life You Want. The whole idea for this book came about after I blogged on the Muffin about writing my middle grade novel in 5 minutes a day. You can read that post here – 5 Minutes a Day: Roughing Out Your Novel.
On Fridays I will be blogging about my discoveries and progress. That’s when you can tune in here and find out about my successes and perhaps, more importantly, my failures. I’ve already discovered a few things that don’t work or at least that make things more difficult. I’ll write about these things and what I’ve done to get past them. I’ll write about what works well and what brings progress to a halt.
Throughout the year I’ll be writing about:
- Outlining Your Novel in 5 Minutes a Day
- Getting to Know Your Characters in 5 Minutes a Day
- Drafting a Book in 5 Minutes a Day
- Crafting a Rewrite in 5 Minutes a Day
- Testing Your Novel to See What Works in 5 Minutes a Day
But as we know, writing is about a lot more than writing the book. Sure, that’s the important part. Because without the book you don’t have anything to publish. But finishing the book is only part of the job. So I’ll also be blogging about:
- Locating Your Dream Agent in 5 Minutes a Day
- Preparing Your Submission in 5 Minutes a Day
- Creating a Solid Web Site in 5 Minutes a Day
- Brainstorming New Ideas in 5 Minutes a Day
- Creating Your Own Office in 5 Minutes a Day
- Researching Markets in 5 Minutes a Day
- Keeping Your Work Circulating in 5 Minutes a Day
One of my editors has asked me to include things that people can do to free up some writing time. With that in mind, I also hope to cover:
- Taming Meal Time Madness in 5 Minutes a Day
- Sharing Household Tasks in 5 Minutes a Day (No I don’t expect your family to love this one)
- Tricks and Tips for Writing on the Go
That’s the plan so tune in next Friday, although I certainly hope you come back before then, for the first 5 Minutes a Day column. And if you can think of something that you’d like me to cover, just leave a comment.