I live by the list.
I'm the kind of gal who puts it on her to-do list to make a little purse for her to-do list so her to-do list can carry its own to-do list.
In fact, any day they'll surely cast me in my own reality show called "Extreme Listing!" (...In the next episode Lauri gets so overwhelmed she forgets to put "shower" on her to do list, and you won't believe what happens!...)
The To-Do list is of course the nephew of Action Plan and the grandchild of Goal Setting. Without goals, I probably wouldn't do anything at all. Without tracking against goals, I probably wouldn't even care. So I treat my listing as seriously as a squirrel gathering nuts in fall.
Since it's my 2nd Blogiversary today (hooray!), I thought it be informational (nerdy?) and fun (like a Star Trek convention) to share my two years of writing by the numbers.
Here's what I've done as a part-time writer (~15-20 hours a week):
All those lists of lists of lists really keep my writing life productive. Though I still have A LOT of polishing yet to do on those drafts, it's nice to take a break and celebrate what has been accomplished.
But now I have to get back to work!
What helps you be a productive writer?
OH...bonus feature. Here's a picture of me really turning 2.
|My Mom let me hold the knife.|
You could do that in the 70s.