Many thanks to Colleen M. Story and Midchannel Press for providing an advance copy of Overwhelmed Writer Rescue: Boost Productivity, Improve Time Management, and Replenish the Creator Within. If I can be saved, there’s hope for all writers drowning in task overload and no writing time to be found.
Overwhelmed Writer Rescue is for those of us who have problems related to procrastination, balancing writing time with work and family, or prioritizing projects. We need to learn why we’re struggling and what we can do about it. In chapters on increasing productivity, outwitting productivity saboteurs, and motivation, Story provides exercises and quizzes to help the writer identify roadblocks and develop new methods to manage time and get organized.
The author also tells us a little flexibility and a lot of grit are the writer’s best tools for pulling us out of the quicksand and getting our feet on solid writing ground.
By reading Overwhelmed Writer Rescue and answering the questions, I’ve recognized (1) how much time I waste and how I waste it, (2) how perfectionism is holding me back, and (3) how a To Do List can be tamed with proper organization and careful prioritization.
This book is highly recommended for anyone who’s having difficulty finding time to write or suffering from severe attacks of procrastination even when the time is available and waiting. You can read a chapter for free by going to the author’s website.
Overwhelmed Writer Rescue is available now in paperback and ebook at amazon.com.