I know there are 999 million New Year’s resolutions posts floating around, but I had to add mine to the mix!
Just KIDDING. In truth, I just wanted to quickly share some organizational tools with you, because resolutions are a dime a dozen and most of us forget about them after a couple months anyway. GOALS are where it’s at. At the end of the year, wouldn’t it be cool to have a way to see what you’ve achieved? Especially in your writing life? Did you write 40,000 words or 340,000 words? Revise 25,000 words or 250,000? Read 3 books or 33? Critique 100K or nada?
There are so many ways to do this, and I’ll provide some basic info on a handful. Different strokes work for different folks.
So here we go!
The Sticker Method
Don’t laugh. It works. And it’s easy. Just track your goals with shiny stickers on a desk calendar. Voila. Here’s a link to author Victoria Schwab’s post on how she does this, and this pic below is a shot of one of my star sticker months:
I love planners. That said, they only work–as does anything else–if you actually document your stats in them. These are the planners I bought for the year:
|All of this is from OfficeMax. The Planner and Calendar are via Inkwell Press.|
|This is my Powersheets Goal Setting Workbook via Lara Casey. You can find it and more info here.|
I have also used the Erin Condren life planner, and it’s pretty awesome. There’s the Passion Planner too! It’s really up to you if daily planning is part of your method. You never know until you try! If you’re new to journaling, I suggest heading over to Pinterest for some ideas.
THE SPREADSHEET INCLUDES