Writing about Time Management, Life, Careers & Family

Would you want to be two places at once?

Kamy Wicoff, the founder of SheWrites.com, and a writer herself, recounts a moment of inspiration for her new novel Wishful Thinking. “I remember at one point I was late for pick-up, I had my bag on my shoulder, I was carrying a violin and running, but not like running in a metaphorical sense. I’m actually running.” It soon became a scene: the heroine, Je… read more »

Welcome UK readers! Plus the T2 piece

Today is launch day over in the UK, and in a wonderful turn of events, The Times elected to run a cover story this morning in their T2 supplement on I Know How She Does It. The cover used what I am pretty sure is the same stock art baby as the cover of the Atlantic several years ago, which talked about “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” The T2 argued, from my book… read more »

Sleep: Part of this American life

The American Time Use Survey is out today. Every year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics does this large scale time diary study to find out how different Americans spend their hours. Rather than ask how many hours people devote to different categories, researchers (generally) have people talk through the previous day. This method removes some of the problems… read more »

Another reason to choose a career you like

My mother asked me the other day if I was getting tired of hearing myself talk. This was meant in a nice way (I think) – and touches on something aspiring book authors should know. Book writing is often about book speaking, trying to interest people in your ideas and prose. Frankly, it can be a bit of a slog. Unless you’ve got something incredibly dishy (w… read more »

Forget finding time for a partner. How do you find time to find a partner?

This past weekend I spoke at the Forte Foundation’s annual MBA conference in Washington D.C. My audience was a great group of young women who are on their way to conquering the world. They managed to be engaged despite my drawing the nap-inducing post-lunch spot. Anyway, one of the questions during the Q&A was about a topic I really haven’t written mu… read more »