I love egg timers.
Without my trusty egg timer, my bathroom wouldn’t be as clean.
My house… not as organized.
I’d also procrastinate a whole lot more.
Most importantly, I wouldn’t be as far along in my writing career as I am.
But it’s not the egg timer itself that’s magic. It’s the tool coupled with the discipline it takes to actually use it.
Kind of like buying the P90X online and feeling great that you took such a positive step in the pursuit of your fitness goals. But then having the excitement quickly wane because you could never actually bring yourself to remove the shrink wrap from the DVDs.
Yes, they were *that* intimidating.
See, it’s never just about the tool.
In “How to Kill Writer’s Block & Become a Master Copywriter In Only 3 Hours a Day,” Robert Bruce of CopyBlogger.com explains how legendary copywriter Eugene Schwartz–one of the highest-paid copywriters of the ’50s & ’60s–managed to be highly prolific & live comfortably in a NYC pad by committing to a few simple rules.
Hint… using a timer (an *egg* timer would be my guess!) was one of them.
Jennifer Minar-Jaynes is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the editor-in-chief of www.WriterBreak.com. She can be contacted at jminar (at) writersbreak.com.
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