New Year, new diary, new calendar… I’ve chosen my top 3 New Year’s resolutions for my writing this year.
Why only three?
Three’s about all I can keep track of — if I create too many, I’ll just get confused.
So here they are:
1. I Will Keep a Master to Do List
I use Things (Mac) as my primary calendar application. I also use iCal (Mac) for appointments; I print my iCal calendar each day.
With TWO calendar applications, AND a paper hard-cover calendar book (for my daily word count and notes on current projects), you’d think nothing would fall through the cracks, right?
Alas, not so.
At least once a week a client or student or someone else reminds me of something I’ve forgotten.
This is not good. I will do better in 2012; I’ll keep a Master To Do list. I haven’t decided where, although I’ll probably use SimpleNote, since I’ve always got Notational Velocity open — then I’ll have it on all my devices.
2. I Will Work on My Novel Every Day
Yes. Enough said. I’ve been slacking off on this. The only way to do it is to do it.
3. I Will Spend Time Journaling at the Start and End of Each Writing Day
Vital. Journaling is my way of working things out on paper. I journal at the beginning of my writing day, rarely missing a day. Journaling at the end of the day will give me a head start on tomorrow.
So, what are YOUR New Year’s resolutions for freelance writing?
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