Hello, fellow earthlings. Before we venture into these glorious discoveries, I must first state that this is not a physics lesson.

Even if the definition for the law is this:

The?law of conservation of energy?states that the total?energy?of an isolated system remains constant: it is said to be conserved over time.?Energy?can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it transforms from one form to another.

It sounds very physics-ey, doesn’t it?

So, how does this translate to writing?

Well, it can’t be Law of Conservation of Words for a few very good (I hope) reasons…

  1. The number if words we have us constantly evolving. 🙂
  2. If words were finite, why are you wasting them in that geography essay in tomorrow, hm? Your novel should take priority in a world where words are limited. You are restraining the left side of your brain otherwise. :p
  3. We probably would have ran out of words by now, regardless as to whether they were used on a geography essay or your novel. Think of how many books exist. How many words there are in the Bible, how many copies it has sold. We should have run out by now, shouldn’t we?

So, not words.

Then maybe… Actual books?

That could work, let’s look at it:

  1. You can only work on a certain amount of books at a time, which means that the law could be conserving how much you write and aim to write.
  2. We all have different amounts of concentration we can push into a project, so we need to use it to conserve all effort on the most important project.


  1. Many people can work on multiple projects, so they wouldn’t really be conserving the amount they truly write in books.
  2. If we focus all our energy, surely we will have like 100,000 word novels stacked up? This would not be very practical. However, laws are made to be broken, and in this case, not many people manage to only focus on one book. Sadly. 🙁

Whilst looking at this, I believe that we have stumbled across the answer.

Could it be The Law Of Conservation Of Time?

Let’s look into this further:

  1. There are only so many hours in the day, and we need to conserve enough to write, but still enough to do other things.
  2. There is only so much time in the world, and it can’t be created or destroyed, so we need to use what we have to write.
  3. We need to remember to spend time doing other things, so we’re conserving time for other things such as hobbies.
  4. (What are your hobbies? I like poetry, trampolining and horse-riding)

So time seems to fit this quite well.

so how do we conserve time?

The first way you can conserve time is to prioritize. This means putting all the things you want to do in an order, based on your opinions, and how they will affect you.

So, as an example I will prioritize two of my days: Thursday and Saturday… Let the sorting begin. DUN DUN DUN!

  1. Writing.
  2. Stretching and conditioning for trampolining.
  3. Horse-riding.
  4. Practicing trampolining routines.
  5. Homework.

(Nobody said my priorities weren’t messed up)

  1. Practice any newly learnt skills – I recently learned a backwards pullover and forwards turnover. A backwards turnover is when you land on your back or a back drop position, and flip over backwards either to hands-and-knees, or to your feet. A forwards turnover is when you bounce on hands-and-knees, and go into a forwards roll, except you flip in it, and land on your back before bouncing back up to your feet. Mini trampolining lesson received. You’re welcome. >:D
  2. Writing.
  3. Homework.
  4. Trampolining conditioning and stretching.

(My priorities are slightly better in this one)

what next?

Now, we decide how much time we put into each activity. I’ll demonstrate with Thursday and Saturday again.

  1. Writing – 2 hours
  2. Stretching – 30 minutes
  3. Horseriding – 30 minutes.
  4. Routine-work – 1 hour.
  5. Homework – Any time left over.
  1. Trampolining – 2 hours.
  2. Writing – 4 hours.
  3. Homework – 2 hours.
  4. Conditioning – 30 minutes.

See what we’ve done? We’ve conserved our time to make use of it in the best possible way.

So, what can you do?

If you follow the above ideas, it may help you conserve writing time. However, there is nothing in the world where a one-size-fits-all method will help. Except maybe hats… and some socks… But that’s a subject for another day. 😀

And finally, the question…

How easy do you find it to conserve time? What are your methods?

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I'm Kat, a fantasy writer who is now pleased to say that she has successfully written a complete manuscript. I post when I hit certain milestones in my novel writing, but don't expect me to make you a priority. My book comes first 🙂

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  • I read this post a couple days ago…but it took me a while to comment. I love how you related this post to physics, that’s really unique! And to answer your question, I conserve time the most by spending a few minutes of my day preparing for what I want to accomplish and how much I want to do in that particular day. This really helps me from spending too much time on my websites, or too much time watching anime. Haha 😀


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