I’m determined to be ultra-organized this year. I re-did my office over winter break so that I have clearly defined areas for each type of work. I also did a thorough search for some sort of database for tracking queries, book proposals, and contracted work for magazines and books. I was ready to create a database in FileMaker, but really didn’t want to add that to my To Do list.
The tracking program I discovered is Assignmint. Happily, this Web-based application is doing what I need, far better than what I would have created. Continue reading →
I’m determined to be more organized in 2014. I know, everyone says things at the start of a new year that they mean but don’t achieve. I think this year it is a matter of do it or give it up entirely. So here goes.
I. I broke the things requiring my attention into categories. I figure my span of control is about five categories – there’s that MBA piping in again. So far I’ve used four and they are, in no particular order:
- Speculative projects – Queries, Blogging, Platform, Freelance
- Contracted projects – Client1, Client2, Client3, Client4
- Continuing education – Certifications, Conferences, Reading
- Family/Household – Kids, Household
II. I have one marble notebook that has all the ToDos. I’ve been using it since August and it is working better than any ToDo scheme ever. Continue reading →