Yep, it’s been a couple of weeks since the last Time Management Tuesday post and I’ve been running and gunning. Guess you could say my time usage has been helter-skelter for actual management, but it’s all good.
Last week, the final cover revealed for Book of Change, VERY EXCITING because I LOVE this cover:
It is perfect to me…so I’m sharing it everywhere! I hope you like it too!
I have also been shipping swag to various events, some I’ll be attending- to go into the goodie bags, and others I’m not going to be able to physically be present, but still wanted to share goodies with readers! The gal at the post and I are fast friends again and my credit card and I are in negotiations to just charge itself when I cross the threshold at the post. It would be easier. 🙂
Time was spent laying groundwork for The Custos, which is the rough & dirty title for the series that Book of Change is from. Book of Time is technically the first book, and it’s a mini…but a much better introduction to The Custos and White Diamond, which are central to the series. In order to have them come out in order, for those who have been aware that Book of Change was coming…hang on just a smidge longer. Book of Time and Book of Change will come out essentially simultaneously while the dog days of summer linger long, hot, and needing distractions.
I realized the need for Book of Time after Change was put to bed and to do it right, I don’t see another way but to get them out together. So, those attending Authors After Dark in Savannah Georgia will get first option on both, but then they will be out for the masses and Jillian (my PA) and I will have a belated release party to celebrate them when I return from the south. Also coming in the series will be Book of Mysteries, Book of Revelations, & Book of Prophecy. I’m rather excited, even though the full plotting isn’t ready for the latter three titles.
Still, with Time Management being the focus, let’s visit a bit about that. No matter how structured your time is, you need to remember to have flexibility to change and shift as other things come up. The last two weeks have been a lot of ebb & flow and going with the wind for me. That doesn’t mean that I don’t need to recoup some of the time I lost, I do. What it does mean, is that while inspiration was hot and things were working, I allowed myself to take the opportunity presented and maximize the time to the fullest potential that had been unrealized and unrecognized in my planning stages.
And that, is really what time management is about at the core…it is about using the time we have to make it work for us instead of us working for more of it. When we are able to get time to work to our advantage is when we can truly claim to have managed it. As we said from the beginning, you can’t make more of it for yourself in any given day. If we do it right though, it can seem like we did because we have accomplished more in less than we thought we required.
Until next time…plan your work, work your plan, BUT remember that the best laid plans are just plans. Life happens and has to be accounted for in the accounting too.
All the best to you!