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I can’t wait to tell you all about it. But first, let me introduce myself. Hi, I’m Stacy.

I help fiction and creative nonfiction writers of all levels who want to simplify the writing and editing process so they can save time and money. I do this through my online courses for writers and freelance developmental editing service.  

I’m also the mom of two teens, am obsessed with the TV show Supernatural, and have a bizarre fascination with office supplies and planners. Over the decades, I’ve pursued my writing goals during many phases of life: 

As a college student living in a dorm, on deadline with Avon Books.

While working full-time as an award-winning newspaper reporter, planning my wedding, and coping with rejections from agents and publishers.

During my pregnancies while doing freelance writing and meeting the expectations of my literary agent.

When my kids were babies, toddlers, preschoolers, middle-schoolers, and high-schoolers. In the meantime, I was also volunteering in classrooms, chauffeuring the kids around, running my editing and online course business, doing freelance writing, and promoting my published books.

While dealing with health problems and family issues including: an undiagnosed thyroid disorder that had me in a constant state of brain fog; the depression and anxiety I was grappling with after my daughter’s Type 1 diabetes diagnosis in kindergarten; and during my mother-in-law’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. 

Through all the changes, writing was the one constant. I celebrated successes like winning the William F. Deeck – Malice Domestic Grant for new mystery writers, signing publishing contracts, and my books achieving ranks such as #5 and #11 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List.

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It wasn’t easy, though. There were months where my Type A personality drove me to exhaustion, rejection or a negative review triggered my Imposter Syndrome, or I was too stressed to focus on writing.

During my lowest point, I hit rock bottom and went on a quest to get healthier, tap into my creativity, and finish my latest book.

When I surveyed my writing students and editing clients about their biggest obstacles, it surprised me how many noted time management and overwhelm.

I created Time Management Blueprint for Writers to share my 4-part framework, developed after years of trying different strategies and seeing what worked.

Are you ready to stop spinning your wheels?

Gain powerful and practical tools to get organized, find balance, and accomplish your writing goals. This self-paced course geared specifically toward writers will guide you through a 4-step framework for streamlining your life one step at a time.

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It can feel impossible to balance your author dreams with a day job, family responsibilities, household chores, and a never-ending list of distractions all vying for your attention. Everything seems urgent and you’re pulled in too many directions, which can result in fatigue, stress, irritability, and frustration that you lack the time and energy to pursue your passion. 

When authors get overwhelmed, manuscripts sit unfinished, query letters remain unsent, and published books suffer lackluster sales without the promotion they deserve.

In Time Management Blueprint for Writers, you’ll assess your life in four key areas:

1. Electronic Clutter

2. External Clutter

3. Internal Clutter

4. Getting Things Done

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Get tips and hacks for:

☑️ Handling email and social media so you can stop getting distracted

☑️ Organizing your digital files, passwords, and bookmarks to have important information at your fingertips

☑️ Automating routine tasks and getting more hours back in your day

☑️ Decluttering your home so you don’t feel stressed the minute you walk in the door

☑️ Setting up an inspiring writing environment and routine that makes you eager to work on your book

☑️ Rejuvenating yourself to improve focus, motivation, creativity, and energy levels

☑️ Prioritizing, planning, and breaking down projects into manageable steps so you stop wasting time on busy work and do the tasks that bring you closer to your goals

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Do you ever feel as if you’re juggling too many balls and your writing career is always the one that gets dropped?

Maybe these problems sound familiar . . .

Procrastination because you’re legit overwhelmed, distracted by email and social media, or a perfectionist.  

Lack of focus from too many ideas and projects vying for your attention. And let’s not forget about Shiny Object Syndrome. Are you up to your ears in writing podcasts, TikTok workshops, Amazon ad challenges, and free masterclasses that have you jumping from one priority to another and getting nowhere?

A home that’s a disaster zone from the kitchen to the bathroom to your writing space. (if you even have a regular writing space.)   

Disorganization and wasted time searching for notes, login passwords, and computer files scattered all over the place. 

Mental exhaustion with zero energy left to write, pursue hobbies, or maintain healthy habits like exercise. 

Unproductive writing sessions due to lack of planning, writer’s block, or interruptions. Or maybe you’re thinking, what writing sessions?

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And then there are barriers like Imposter Syndrome. Do bad reviews ruin your day and you fear that the nasty Amazon customer might be right?

Do you ever worry that . . .

❌ Your book won’t be good enough?

❌ You won’t reach your income goals?

❌ Success might disrupt your life?

Do any of these hit home? Good news!

I have a 4-step framework that’s a powerful remedy to these frustrations. Here’s what other authors have said about the system.

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FANTASTIC

I’m a full-time writer now and needed some extra direction. The lessons on sorting my time and the work on internal and external clutter was fantastic, assuring me that I was heading in the right direction and that I needed help.” Joanne Austen Brown 

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GREAT INFORMATION

“Great information, suggestions, and guidance for decluttering your life so you can get down to the business of writing productively.” Judy Downing 

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DETAILED INFORMATION

“I was very busy with many things and couldn’t really get anything done. I learned many ways to handle my Gmail account and how to customize my writing space to my needs. I liked all the detailed pieces of information and links to different things that were helpful.” Angela M. Harris

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i CAN DO IT!

“Before this course, I didn’t have much time management because I had not been disciplined. Now I have more determination to find a set time to write at least five days a week. I enjoyed the flow of the course and also the demos. My biggest takeaway – I can do it!” Marilyn Leggett

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WELL-ORGANIZED

“It helped clarify which areas of my life could use decluttering.  The course is very well-organized, and I loved the decluttering tips. My biggest takeaways were flexibility and cutting myself some slack.” Natalie Goes

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 Here’s what’s waiting for you inside of the classroom

☑️ 4 in-depth modules that guide you through my 4-step framework for organizing your life

☑️ 18 informative written lessons and 8 short demo videos covering electronic clutter, external clutter, internal clutter, and getting things done.

☑️ 45-page workbook that leads you through evaluating your problem areas and brainstorming solutions

☑️ 39-page ebook of helpful recaps so you don’t have to worry about taking notes

☑️ All the written content compiled into an ebook for easy reference

☑️ Extensive resource library of spreadsheets, habit trackers, and product recommendations

By the end of the course, you’ll be armed with multiple approaches to streamline your life, enhance your creativity, and achieve your goals. Whether you’re a brand new writer or a seasoned author that wants to reach the next level, this course may just change your life.
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Week 1

Lessons:

  • Getting Started Tips

Demos and Tools:

  • Time tracker spreadsheet
  • Printable tracking worksheet

Workbook Action Steps:

☑️ Learn where all of your time is going so you can figure out where you can get some hours back

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Week 1

Lessons:

  • Clean Up Your Email
  • Set Boundaries
  • Organize Your Devices

Demos and Tools:

  • Gmail Demo

Workbook Action Steps:

☑️ Sort, filter, and lighten your emails

☑️ Get a better handle on social media

☑️ Organize your computer files, Google Drive, passwords, and more

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Week 2

Lessons:

  • Assess Your Living Space
  • Make Over Your Workspace
  • The Maintenance Zone

Demos and Tools:

  • Room Tours & Amazon Store
  • Writing Space Tour

Workbook Action Steps:

☑️ Go through each room of your home and identify the trouble areas

☑️ Develop strategies and hacks for minimizing the messes

☑️ Brainstorm ways to enhance your writing space, create a cozy writing spot if you don’t have one, and write on the go

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Week 3

Lessons:

  • Recharge Your Brain
  • Recharge Your Body
  • Recharge Your Spirit
  • Organize Your Thoughts
  • Reframe the Doubts
  • Automate Routine Tasks

Demos and Tools: 

  • 5-Minute Meditation Audio
  • Trello Overview
  • Gmail Templates Demo
  • Dictation Quick Demo

Workbook Action Steps:

☑️ Learn how to integrate powerful habits into your life such as meditation, exercise, and hobbies so you’ll be healthier and more creative 

☑️ Gain techniques for capturing thoughts, storing important information, and doing brain dumps so you free up mental space 

☑️ Overcome the Imposter Syndrome and self-sabotage that plague many writers 

☑️ Put automations and systems in place to cut down on wasted time and skyrocket your productivity

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Week 4

 Lessons:

  • Make a Plan
  • Prioritize
  • Make Over Your Calendar
  • Write That Book
  • Powering Through Pitfalls

Demos and Tools: 

  • Planner Pad Demo
  • Google Calendar Tutorial
  • Habit Trackers

Workbook Action Steps:

☑️ Set goals for the year and quarter and break down tasks into manageable steps 

☑️ Evaluate your to-do list, prioritize, and determine how to fit these tasks into a busy schedule 

☑️ Give your calendar and planner system a boost and implement strategies to get more organized 

☑️ Reinvigorate your writing routine and explore new ways to inspire your muse and increase productivity 

☑️ Make a plan to face the obstacles that might arise, such as writer’s block, rejection, overwhelming editorial letters, and other frustrations of the writing life

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Anytime!

Here’s where you’ll find valuable resources at your fingertips. Want to review what you learned? Try a tool that you skipped the first time around? Print out new habit trackers? Everything is here in this extensive resource library.

Discover:

☑️ Lesson transcripts

☑️ Workbook pages

☑️ Cheat sheet recaps

☑️ Time audit trackers

☑️ Amazon shopping center

☑️ Goal-setting and planning sheets

☑️ Habit trackers

bonuses for writers

Did someone say bonuses?

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5-minute meditation – Unwind with the guided meditation, Pressing Pausecontributed by Melanie Steele. This audio is one of her Monday Meditations for the Writer’s Soul.

4 free Trello boards – Start organizing your life with free Trello templates offered by Brit Poe of Thriving Scribes. You’ll get her Day Board, Week Board, Year Board, and Goals and Intentions Board.  

Writing productivity spreadsheet – Track your word counts with this user-friendly spreadsheet offered by Rahel Wallace, author brand coach and creator of the Indie Author Support: Prosperity Through Community Facebook group.

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Get lifetime access to the full Time Management Blueprint program, plus the bonuses, with a one-time payment of:

$297

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You're protected by the Blueprinters' Get Organized, No-Hassle Guarantee.

Time Management Blueprint for Writers comes with a 100% unconditional money-back guarantee, so your purchase is risk-free. We promise that if you do the work and follow the blueprint system, you will get more organized and productive. There’s a good reason my clients and students call me generous, professional, enthusiastic, and insightful. I put tons of time and effort into creating my courses and stand behind everything I teach.

I’ve had a passion for writing and reading my whole life, and I love working with kindred spirits who have stories to tell. I want to help you tell the stories burning inside you and get you closer to your goals. I truly believe Time Management Blueprint for Writers can make a big impact on helping you to become more organized, productive, and balanced, and I guarantee that it is a high-quality course.

Ask for a refund within 7 days if you don’t think the course is everything I promised, let us know why it didn’t meet your expectations, and we will grant your request. (Just don’t be one of those people who enroll knowing they are going to ask for a refund once they’ve downloaded everything, okay? We can see that on our end.)

How this course stacks up to other programs

Other courses typically focus on one thing such as:

➊ Managing your email

➋ OR decluttering your home

➌ OR meditating

➍ OR goal-setting and planning

➎ OR having a more productive writing routine

With Time Management Blueprint for Writers, it’s like multiple courses in one except that each module builds on the next and all the content is part of one cohesive framework.

You’ll still go in depth into each subject but you’ll learn WHY these techniques are important and HOW they will make you more creative and productive.

 

Follow the 4-Step Framework

While anyone can enroll in this course and walk away with tons of tips and action items, each lesson includes extra content geared toward writers.

Sprinkled throughout the lessons are helpful suggestions on:

✍️ Writing rituals

✍️ Writing sessions

✍️ Writing space

✍️ Apps for writers

✍️ Music for writers

✍️ Overcoming writer’s block

✍️ Creativity Boosters

✍️ Book promotion resources

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SO MANY IDEAS!

“I’ve enjoyed this class. So many ideas/techniques/advice to improve my time management! I am slowly inputting much of what you presented into my daily routine. I really liked the fact that you didn’t provide a ‘cookie cutter’ form of time management that we are supposed to squeeze our lives into because I have discovered squeezing my life into some tried and true style means there is an overflow somewhere that is getting neglected.” Janna K.

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Making progress on writing goals

“I managed to clear two months’ worth of clutter (accumulated while I spent most of two months at the hospital with my daughter) from my kitchen, fridge, freezer, living room, and office. I still backslide and my office could use another round of tidying, but I am actually making progress on my big 90-day goals and managing to make headway with my writing again. My to-do list is still out of control, but I have a plan and a strategy for getting it back on track and transitioning to better systems.” Jenn L. Bradshaw 

Still Have Questions? I Have Answers.

Q. Is this course for beginner or experienced writers?

A. It’s for beginner, experienced, and everyone in between. We’re not going to get into writing craft in this course. That’s what my course, Book Editing Blueprint: A Step-By-Step Plan to Making Your Novels Publishable is for.

In Time Management Blueprint, we’re going to talk about my four pillars of time management: electronic clutter, external clutter, internal clutter, and the logistics of getting things done.

We’ll also discuss writing rituals, writing sessions, writing space, writing apps, music for writers, writer’s block, creativity tips, book promotion, and other topics of interest to authors—whatever their level.

Q. Is there anyone this course isn't for?

Well, it does require a bit of an open mind. If you only want the “getting things done” tips like quarterly planning, goal setting, weekly planning, scheduling, and maximizing your writing sessions, then be forewarned that this is just one pillar of my time management system.

Don’t get me wrong. I go into all of that IN DEPTH. However, we’re also going to talk about things like tackling email and social media, organizing your computer files, decluttering your home, and clearing your mind. All of this ties together and will boost your productivity, but if you’re skeptical, you need to be willing to hear me out.

If you’re not a writer, you’ll still walk away with lots of actionable content and it will be worth the investment.

Just be forewarned that the course is called Time Management Blueprint for Writers, so we’re going to discuss writing topics quite a bit. If you’re an artist or an entrepreneur, you should still be able to apply some of those writing-related tips toward your own particular interests. Some won’t be relevant, but you can take what you need and dismiss the rest.

Q. Is there a deadline to finish the course?

A. Don’t worry, I’m not going to rush you! After all, I want to help you manage your time, not stress you out even more. The course is self-paced and you’ll have lifetime access. You will receive login information to the private classroom which you can access on any device that’s connected to the internet. Once you register, you’ll be able to use this resource over and over and will receive any future updates.

Q. Can I share this course with my writer friends or clients?

A. You’re welcome to share a link where they can buy the course. You can even join the affiliate program and get a commission on sales. However, you may not share any material from Time Management Blueprint with anyone else who has not yet purchased it.  You can read the full Terms & Conditions here.

By downloading, printing, or otherwise using our products or content for personal use, you in no way assume any ownership rights of the content—it is still company property. Any reproduction or unauthorized use of any materials found in the program or content shall constitute infringement.

 Here’s a reminder of what’s waiting for you inside the course

☑️ Four in-depth modules that guide you through my 4-step framework for organizing your life

☑️ 18 informative written lessons and 8 short demo videos covering electronic clutter, external clutter, internal clutter, and getting things done.

☑️ 45-page workbook that leads you through evaluating your problem areas and brainstorming solutions

☑️ 39-page ebook of helpful recaps so you don’t have to worry about taking notes

☑️ All the written content compiled into an ebook for easy reference

☑️ Extensive resource library of spreadsheets, habit trackers, and product recommendations

Plus you’ll get these special bonuses!

☑️ 5-minute meditation – Unwind with the guided meditation, Pressing Pausecontributed by Melanie Steele. This audio is one of her Monday Meditations for the Writer’s Soul.

☑️ Four free Trello boards – Start organizing your life with free Trello templates offered by Brit Poe of Thriving Scribes. You’ll get her Day Board, Week Board, Year Board, and Goals and Intentions Board.  

☑️ Writing productivity spreadsheet – Track your word counts with this user-friendly spreadsheet offered by Rahel Wallace, author brand coach and creator of the Indie Author Support: Prosperity Through Community Facebook group.

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You can continue with your current approach, and six months from now, still be drowning in clutter and your to-do list. 

Or you can dive into my 4-part framework and get my strategies, cheat sheets, resource lists, worksheets, and more so that you can streamline your life, enhance your creativity, and achieve your goals with less overwhelm.

Join me inside Time Management Blueprint for Writers and start taking control TODAY!

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