Last Updated on: December 29th, 2016
Planning is something I don’t always like doing, for many reasons, and yet I have done so much planning and scheduling this past year since I started blogging that it nearly boggles my mind. I’m also doing more planning for 2014, so that I can continue blogging, guest posting, AND meeting my own personal writing and publishing goals at the same time.
With December now over (Happy New Year, by the way!) many authors are desperately trying to follow the principle behind NaDoToYoNoMo, which, I believe, is a new concept. As someone who didn’t participate in NaNoWriMo this year (okay, I’ve never participated in this event), I’m not included in this bunch.
I have, however, tried to write a novella in a weekend!
In fact, I alluded to this experience in a guest post a few of weeks ago, which only ONE person took the time to read. (Yes, it hurt me that more of you didn’t click on the link I provided, so I’m giving you all another chance. Please don’t disappoint me. I know how to check these things, you know. Yes, even being a non-techie!)
Okay, now that I’ve gotten that little rant out of the way, here’s your chance to make things right in my world. I’d rather start the new year off on the right foot, and that is NOT one of resentment. So, to keep things in a positive light, I’m inviting you to consider this link a must-click link and an integral part of this post.
Overcome Writing Failure With a Personalized Writing Plan is a something I recently wrote for Joel Friedlander, of The Book Designer, and, since writing this, I’ve actually developed a few new time management plans. Before you read the rest of this post, please take two minutes to check this article out. If you want to comment on it, you’re welcome to, naturally! If you don’t read the article, some of this post just won’t make sense. You also won’t fully appreciate my free planner (which I’m giving to you momentarily).
I’ll wait here for you while you read it. Seriously. I promise.
* Uh-uh. No cheating. C’mon. You can skim it, to get the gist. It’s actually helpful. I try not to write garbage, you know.
(See, I’m still here!)
Okay, let’s continue, now that you’re up to speed.
Here is a portion of one of my planning aids that I was prompted to create for myself.
It includes a daily checklist, a weekly checklist, and a couple of different ways to plan my week.
Here is what my weekly checklist looks like, to help keep me goal-oriented:
If any of you like what you see and/or if you may need some help with planning and reaching your 2014 goals, please feel free to copy and paste whatever you want from my FREE PDF Planner (link below). You have my full permission to adapt it to suit your needs.
Here’s the link:
You can always leave me a comment, too. 😉 You know I LOVE COMMENTS!