I just took a class called Time to Write with Kelly Stone through WOW: Women on Writing. It seems like a class I would take, don’t you think? I was familiar with Kelly through her book TIME TO WRITE, which I read last year.
When I saw she was teaching a class, at a special New Year’s price, I knew I had to jump on it. In the month-long class, Kelly sent us lectures and homework assignments via e-mail that helped us analyze where we could find time to write and ways we could avoid common pitfalls. I learned new tips and even learned some things about my habits I didn’t realize before. Kelly’s homework assignments were practical and didn’t take long to complete. But they really helped me think about how I structure my writing time.
One of the things I did was make a revision schedule for my middle grade novel in progress. I wanted to get the full revision done by a certain date. She helped us create a schedule with very specific parameters. If stick to the schedule, I’ll be done with this latest revision in a few weeks.
She will offer this class again sometime this year, but she’s offering another class in March called EMPOWER YOUR MUSE that focuses on subconscious mind programming. It’s on sale for $50. It’s a small investment to make in your professional life.
If you know me personally, or have read through my website a bit, you might think I’m a professional student. I probably am. But you know what? I find that when I occasionally take classes, it forces me to keep deadlines. I write much more. My graduate school work was a major time and financial investment, but online classes through sites like WOW are usually short term and inexpensive.
If you are still trying to make time to write, check out one of Kelly Stone’s classes. She is an expert in this area. And like so many of us, she writes AND works another full-time job. So she KNOWS what she’s talking about when she has to carve out time to write.