On a typical day, I work on my own novels and novellas, ghostwrite or revise a business book or novel for a client, edit a memoir or collection of essays for a client, write back cover copy and query letters, research publishing trends, and perform administrative tasks like answering email and filing.
Often fellow authors ask me how I get everything done…but most often they ask how I keep my own novels on track considering that I’m basically working three jobs (writing novels, writing/editing clients’ books, and marketing my own work and the works of clients).
My answer is simple: Do the most important work first. That means I write my own books for the first hour of every day.
The rest of the morning is dedicated to high-level client projects (ghostwriting, rewriting, and editing, all of which require a fresh mind and a sharp focus).
After lunch, I research and market.
By the end of the day, I can clean up all the administrative items like filing that don’t require a lot of mental acuity.
What is your most important task? Put it first!