Friday, 12 February 2010
Spread Sheets & Making Time
This morning I took my daughter to the bus stop, came home, updated my blog, put on a wash, took the dog to be clipped, typed up my husbands Profit/Loss Accounts, then checked to see if the Novel Racer Coffee Morning post was up. As it wasn't I made a cup of tea, then had a nagging feeling (second one today - the other one is mentioned in my blog post), so decided to check who was actually hosting todays Coffee Morning. Me.
So, by way of an apology at my disorganization, please feel free to help yourself to a cake. There's another plateful when these run out, so don't hold back.
Talking about being disorganized, I was wondering how everyone else keeps up with all their writing commitments.
I have a diary where I write in everything I've submitted, when and whether by post or email. I also have two spreadsheets. One for short stories, competitions, reviews and other pieces I may have submitted, and another for my novels stating who I've submitted them to, when and what the outcome was. Needless to say the novel one is a tiny list, as I haven't really submitted much at all.
I find these lists also help me keep up with deadlines of competitions, my writing course assignments, stories I need to write, or anything else I want to remember. Obviously, I didn't include todays Coffee Break post.
As we're all so busy with various aspects of our lives, such as being chauffeurs to family members, work commitments, and of course our writing ambitions, I was wondering how you manage to keep track of everything and manage your time.
Posted by Deborah Carr (Debs) at 10:54