ISBW #268 – Mindsets/Interview with Jim C. Hines

Happy new year! And a look at why time is rarely the problem in writing. And I talked to Jim C. Hines at the last WorldCon!

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines

Also check out Jim’s Hugo-award winning blog!



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3 Responses to ISBW #268 – Mindsets/Interview with Jim C. Hines

  1. Great podcast as always Mur. You mentioned a spreadsheet that you are using to “score” your writing progress and how well it was working for you. Is that something we might be able to snag from you? I could build my own, but then I wouldn’t have an excuse to comment here. :)

  2. Joe Cohen says:

    Any chance you could post a copy of the spreadsheet you mentioned? It sounds similar to Jerry Seinfeld’s “Don’t Break the Chain” method of productivity (productivity porn can be a dangerous rabbit hole to fall into…)

  3. A3 says:

    Hey, Mur, your friend’s spreadsheet idea is really neat. Based on your description, I have made my own version, and it is surprising how motivated I am to write every day so I don’t break the chain. You are right, I think mental energy is a barrier, so I had to adjust my targets to something that I could achieve after a day of work. But now I’ve written more days straight than I have in quite some time, and I even forced myself to get over being stuck in one place because I didn’t want to break the chain. I’m not sure how well it will work once I’ve entered edit mode; I may have to alter the targets again. Thanks for the great tool! Please thank your friend as well.

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