Writing in Chunks: Efficient Time Management for Authors

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“… It’s not about writing for hours on end; it’s about making every minute count.” – Mike Fallat

Hey there, fellow authors and wordsmiths on the rise! Ever found yourself staring at that blinking cursor, feeling the weight of an unwritten book or a half-finished chapter? You’re not alone! Writing can be a marathon, and managing time is the secret sauce to crossing that finish line.

So, let’s dive into the method I’ve discovered that’s pure dynamite for getting words on the page – writing in chunks.

Chunking Your Time

What’s this “chunking,” you ask? It’s the rocket fuel that powers your productivity as a writer. Break down your writing time into bite-sized, focused chunks. Trust me, it’s a game-changer:

  1. Set Targets: Before you embark on your writing journey, set clear goals for each session. Whether it’s a word count, a chapter completion, or brainstorming, having a target keeps you on track.

  2. Build a Routine: Writing isn’t a hobby; it’s a job. Set up a regular writing schedule that suits your mojo. Whether you’re a morning bird or a night owl, find your prime time and own it.

  3. Time Blocks: Slice up your writing time into manageable blocks, usually around 30 minutes to an hour. During these chunks, stay zoned in and let nothing distract you.

  4. Take Breathers: Don’t forget those pit stops! Short breaks between your writing sprints can re-energize your creative engines and stave off burnout.

Banish the Distractions

When you’re in the writing zone, distractions are your kryptonite. Here’s the lowdown on how to keep them at bay:

  1. Zen Workspace: Find your sacred writing space, free of chaos and noise. Keep your tools close but distractions at a distance.

  2. Hush Those Notifications: Silence the sirens of social media and stow away your phone during your writing chunks. Trust me, those messages can wait.

  3. Power Up Productivity: Use tools designed to keep you on track. Apps like Focus@Will can be your sidekick in keeping the focus where it belongs – on your writing.

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Track Your Triumphs

Keep an eye on your progress; it’s the jet fuel for motivation and staying on the writing track:

  1. Word Count Wizardry: Set daily word count targets and keep a tab on your progress. Small victories add up to big wins!

  2. Writer’s Journal: Keep a journal of your writing escapades – ideas, goals, and daily wins. It’s a testament to how far you’ve journeyed.

  3. Treat Yourself: When you hit those writing milestones, treat yourself to something sweet – be it a snack, a break, or some well-deserved leisure time.

The Power of Consistency

Consistency is the golden ticket. It might take a bit of tinkering to find your rhythm, but once you do, you’ll be flying. It’s not about writing for hours on end; it’s about making every minute count.


Writing in chunks is the secret weapon for authors seeking to master their time and own their productivity. By breaking down your writing process into manageable blocks, maintaining a distraction-free haven, and striving for consistency, you’ll see those writing dreams turn into reality.

So, embrace the power of chunking and watch your writing soar. Get that pen moving, and let’s turn those ideas into literary masterpieces! Onward, fellow word warriors!

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About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

Dreamstarters Publishing offers ghostwriting, cover design, and everything that is required to take an idea to a finished book (kindle, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook).

The Million Dollar Book Agency is the ultimate marketing CRM system for author-preneurs. Services include automated funnels, lead generation campaigns, book fulfillment, podcast management, press releases, virtual assistants, course development, and more.

Mike also hosts a podcast known as Million Dollar Stories and runs a membership-based site known as Million Dollar Circle. In addition to owning the book business, he invests in self storage real estate.


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