Planning and writing

(Image by webvilla from Pixabay) I lost half a day on Monday, when it should have been my first day back, due to taking the dog to the vet. It knocked me off kilter a bit for the rest of the day, but I was still busy. I was busy setting up the subscription form for the blog posts from Substack. (In case you didn’t see that, it’s in the sidebar too – or at the bottom on mobile devices – and there’s […]

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Planning ahead

Thursday 26 August 2021 I had a lot to do on Thursday, so I was happy when I made it to my desk at a reasonable time again. I started by having a quick look at the short stories I’ve written but done nothing with for possible inclusion in the fiction magazine… It soon became clear that there was a reason I didn’t do anything with them. They were all rubbish. So that was that, then. Next up I selected […]

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Plan for June 2021 (Mahoosive list alert!)

I’m a bit late to the June party. This is because I’m actually on holiday this week. I’ve been doing odds and sods as well, but we’ve also be taking time out. You know, holiday time. There is currently excitement afoot, however, as I just ordered my new mid-year diary! It will be here early next week. Yes, I sat down to plan the month ahead and noticed that there isn’t a lot of diary left. So I ordered a […]

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Planning in Scrivener

I love using Scrivener. I think it’s an ace tool for all aspects of your writing, including if you decide to self-publish and/or produce book bundles. Once I have my outline, I transfer it to the index cards on Scrivener. The index cards are in chapter order, the chapters are in beat order, and the beats are in Act order. In the above illustration, though, I’ve changed the beats to sequences. In the ghostwriting, they’re beats. Often I find myself […]

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Planning for 2021

As I’m up to date with client work, today I decided to start planning my own writing work for the new year. I use a 10-project planner spreadsheet. And while the above is still very much under construction, this opening page gives you the gist of what it looks like. I have yet to move the total word-count per project from the ‘writing goal’ boxes to the ‘project total’ boxes. And I have yet to come up with projected completion […]

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