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Registered: 02-09-2013
Sat, 02-09-2013 - 2:35pm

My goal this year--besides preparing for the publication of my contemporary 

women's novel--is to begin and continue writing my third book.   

I jot down a few paragraphs toward the end of 2012 and a few notes on 

index cards. I had the intention of writing a page a day, rising early--

as I did when I wrote my first novel. One problem is, I have SO many ideas 

for books/novels--ideas I've made notes on and have been waiting for me to

complete them for years. Also, I'd like to write sequels for both my books. But

the main problem, as I see it, is that marketing and publicity take away from 

actual writing time. Please share any tips/suggestions on how to  schedule 

one's writing time efficiently. Thanks.

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Registered: 12-17-1998
Sun, 02-10-2013 - 11:57am

Pick a time that works best for you and  stick with it. Make sure it's a time that won't interfere with other things that HAVE to be done. I'd start with the sequel to one of your first books, take time  after you finish that to do a new idea then write the other sequel. What are the titles of your books, and are they only in print or are they available for ereaders?