Writing, as an industry, is contradictory. In order for a writer to meet their goals, they need to isolate themselves away from the world and create and polish their current Work In Progress manuscript/project. But refusing to emerge from The Writer’s Cave can damage a Writer’s ability to keep up healthy social relationships (and the occasional reminder to groom properly). Without social relationships, it’s very difficult for a Writer to make a contact with the required people needed to publish said WIP manuscript/project (agent, editor, possible publisher), there needs to be balance in a writer’s life but also focus. A writer needs to use as much as their time as possible, a task I still struggle with greatly, not because of my social butterfly tendencies but because I can’t or don’t focus well.
When I work at home, I have difficulties prioritizing my writing tasks which is bad as I’m planning on having a finished first draft for my current WIP manuscript by the end of March but am going back to University by the end of February. I think my big obstacle is my Working From Home Environment, which is pretty much my living room couch. I think this needs to change, I think I need to change one of my spare bedrooms/Room of Laundry into a more professional study area, and while this might just be another excuse to procrastinate, maybe it might help with University as well. Here’s some links:
Here’s some Printables:
However this sort of thing is subjective, what works for Person A might not work for Person B, so if you have any helpful suggestions, please feel free to add them in the comments section.
Also, if any of my readers are uncertain on how to co-author a book with someone, here’s an article that might help: