Recently, I started carving up my weeks and devoting each day to either writing or music. With two major projects – writing and recording music for “Zeus” and the next record, and writing a novella – I need to be as efficient as possible with my time. For the last few weeks, my work week has looked like this:
MWF – Music
TThur – Novella
Sat. – Whichever
Sun. – off.
Focus is an utmost priority, and so far, so good. I’m staying on task each day, no matter how excited or depressed I am with either project, and I can definitely see progress.
Now, I’ve mentioned before how this blog inadvertently established some accountability for me while working on the “Zeus” soundtrack and the Friday Song Lab. Well, I’m gonna take it a bit further. In an effort to be more efficient and accountable with my time writing and making music, I’m implementing a detailed daily time card for myself. I’m sorta curious at how much time I’m putting in each week with my work, and by punching the clock via this blog I can compare the time card with my week’s-end productivity. Like any boss would (or should) do.
Think of it like this: You, the reader, are my new boss.
10:26 a.m. – 2:51 p.m. (4 hours 25 minutes): Wrote about five verses for “Right Between” song. Still needs a chorus and a bridge.
3:05 – 4:57 p.m. (1 hour 52 minutes): Kicked around music for “Zeus”. Stumbled onto a new song. Recorded a scratch take with mumbled words.
Day End Total: 6 hours 17 minutes
Week’s End Music Total: 6 hours 17 minutes