Plan Your Schedule
Think of FIRST WRITE™ as a new birth, an opportunity to challenge yourself. Want to write 12,000 words in 24 hours? More? Less? Set your writing goal and do your best to stick with it.
Twenty-four hours is a long time to write nonstop, so planning your schedule to include breaks is important for your overall productivity and health.
Here are four sample schedules...
SAMPLE SCHEDULE #1
12AM-6AM ~ Write (with 5-minute breaks every hour)
6AM-9AM ~ Nap
9AM-2PM ~ Write (with 5-minute breaks every hour)
2PM-5PM ~ Nap
5PM-12AM ~ Write (with 5-minute breaks every hour)
SAMPLE SCHEDULE #2
Follow the Pomodoro Technique, writing for 25 minutes with 5-minute breaks. Every four hours, increase your break time to 20 minutes.
SAMPLE SCHEDULE #3
Write for 45 minutes with 15-minute breaks.
SAMPLE SCHEDULE #4
Follow the Writing & Wellness schedule on page 9 in the FIRST WRITE™ handbook.