Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What's Next?

I was visiting another blog that I read regularly and one of the regular posters stated that "it's okay to be behind schedule." A little bit. It got me to thinking about goals. As writers, we all have goals. Daily word count goals. Weekly word count goals. I'm going to submit my manuscript here and here goals. But, to accomplish my goals, I have to get organized, something I seriously have been lacking lately. And I'm really going to need to be now that summer is winding down and school will be starting soon.

The same blogger mentioned that she makes a production schedule for herself every year of what books she's going to write, when she's going to write them and when she's going to publish them (she's a self-published writer - a very successful one I might add). That set off a light bulb in my head. I should probably do that too.

The first thing I'm going to do is buy myself a shiny new tablet. Three actually. One tablet will be for keeping up with daily, weekly and monthly goals. The second tablet will be for writing down what I actually accomplished. The third will be for new ideas. I will carry these tablets with me...every single day. They will always be readily available for me to keep track of things and to remind myself what I'm supposed to be doing. 

Some of my other goals will be to blog regularly (3-4 times a week), interact on Facebook and Twitter daily and visit other blogs (2-3 times a week). As I writer, no matter how much I may want to, I can't exist in my on little bubble. I have to get out there and mingle...participate in social media.

Those are my plans. What about you? Whether you're a writer or reader, what do you do to keep yourself organized?

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Anonymous said...

Hey Lyric!!! It's Koffee!

Sarah Gilman said...

Ah, getting organized, the ultimate goal! Good luck!

I have one shiny new tablet. I hug it and squeeze it and I've named it George--I'm mean, Sweetie. :)

Being as one is awesome, I don't think you need three. ;-)

Lyric James said...

Thanks for stopping by Koffee!

@Sarah...Somehow I always "start" off with one...then the others start circling my head. LOL One is awesome though!