In Search Of A Plan…


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.


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5 responses to “In Search Of A Plan…

  1. Skye Hegyes

    A friend and I have been using planners for years and never completely satisfied with any of them. The Erin Condren planner came closest to me, but it’s sooo bulky and I got tired of carrying everywhere because of its awkward sizing. Plus, it’s expensive as hell. That said, we’re making our own planners for 2016. I’m finalizing the planner pages over the next couple of days before I print them out and we put them together. Woot!

    • I was thinking of creating my own planner, and I might just do that next year after I get a better feel for what does and doesn’t work for me and what I need but can’t find in others. (Plus, it’s kinda too late to start that project now.)

      (And, yeah, the EC planners are ridiculously expensive!)

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