The countdown has begun. There are only ten days left in the year, and you know what that means; it’s time to start thinking about the annual ritual of making resolutions that you know you won’t keep but make anyhow in a burst of eternal optimism.
And I have an urge to get rid of things that are cluttering up my life and organize the rest.
As part of that I am in search of the perfect planner. (Who knew there were so many out there? I’m telling you, there is a whole world of day planners that I never knew existed. But don’t go there. That way lies madness. Madness, I tell you! Madness!)
Ahem. What was I saying? Oh, yes, right…
Anyhow, the main thing is that I want to get organized. (You can all stop laughing now.)
So, of course, I’m making my lists (and checking them twice). (Yule/Christmas will not sneak up on me and catch me unprepared next year!)
And, of course, writing goals are a large part of that organizing and I think I may have found a way to tame the wild plot bunnies.
I pretty much always have pen and paper at hand. (What writer doesn’t?) So, as plot bunnies hop into my head I will write them down and later transfer them onto index cards. I’ll be doing this with stuff that I already have Word docs for, too.
Now, I know that adding more pieces of paper to my life seems counter intuitive for someone who is trying to organize and cut down on clutter, but I like having things where I can look at them and touch them. I need to see my stuff.
Now if I can just find a way to organize my time…
Which leads me back to the planner search.
Someone save me before it’s too late!
Or at least help a writer out by sharing your own tips and tricks for juggling writing, other hobbies, and life in general.