NaNoWriMo Tip #8 – Use a Productivity Timer

In yesterday’s NaNoWriMo tip, I said you should write in short and timed intervals. You’re not going to be able to keep track of the time while you’re writing. That would be a nightmare and ruin the whole process.

So, how do you do it?

You could use the timer setting on your phone. But, frankly, that’s only slightly less cumbersome than watching the time yourself.

The best way is to use a Productivity Timer app. Countless services exist helping keep people focused and monitor the time they use. Here are a few:

  1. Toggl
  2. Focus Keeper App
  3. BeFocused App

They all are FREE and easy to use, though some might have ads or try to get you to buy upgraded services. At the end of the day, you have a great solution to keep you focused and capable of tracking your time without worrying about it.

For some, finicking with a productivity tracker might seem like too much bother. But, if you want to get the most out of your writing and milk every hour (because let’s face it our time is valuable), then I’d highly recommend doing this.

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