Schedule is that word that really means how you manage your time. You can’t Schedule a thing unless you’ve Scheduled your time to allow you to successfully stick with the Schedule.

We all have Schedules and as we go through life our Schedules change. When you are a baby people Schedule around your needs, but that ends when you become a full fledged kid.

You know, you have to Schedule time for school and the basic things like that. If you’re lucky enough to have a part time job while you go to school you’ve got to stick with the Schedule they put you on. As you get into adulthood work Schedules run your life so to speak. But as a responsible adult you also can control your Schedule allowing you to do what you want to do, like take a vacation or a night out.

I knew a guy who was a master at Scheduling. He was a musical agent and he Scheduled dates for major bands on tour and the not so famous bands into local musical venues.

This wasn’t your everyday Scheduling like we do daily, because not only did he control the bands Scheduling, he had to co-ordinate with the Schedules of the promoters and owners of the music venues.

It was like a game of chess, each move time-wise was important to make all the Schedules match up. But the best part of doing that kind of Scheduling is that when it works and those who stick by the Schedule are ready to Schedule some more dates.

However, for we regular folks Scheduling personal time is important since the Scheduling we do is for the time we can have some fun and productive time to do things we want to do, we can Schedule it in and for sure if it’s good enough we will be ready to roll when the Schedule calls for it!

Rick Schultze

A few years ago at a writers conference held in the central Oregon coast town of Yachats, where I live, I listened to the late Ken Kesey, a frequent visitor to the area, tell a writer that this could be a hard place to write. “If you think you can sit there staring at the ocean for inspiration you’re wrong, it’s not out there, it’s in your head!” He was right; it is beautiful here in Lincoln County, the kind of beauty that makes concentrating on anything else tough and since hearing that insight, I’ve written at a desk facing a wall, no windows opening onto a ocean view, although I have one, but it’s worked. I’ve done, and do, different kinds of writing. As a freelance writer I’ve been a observational columnist, a humor columnist, a book and music reviewer for newspapers, magazines, and online. However, as a creative writer, my heart belongs to fiction. In that genre I do short stories, road adventure stories, musical adventure tales, and in current production, are three small novels. So really the purpose of this web site is to give you a glance of some of the things I’ve done, a preview of what’s coming, and hopefully, a view of what it’s like to be a writer living in a small town on the Oregon coast!