Choo choo! Get that train of articles moving.
You've got to get organized
and make at least a year plan!
I'm a home school mom and I have to teach two kids on a regular basis. I have little free time to write, less alone getting professionally organized between school work (I love teaching and learn so much), worskshops (I'm so grateful so many are online now, yay!), CPs (having 5 stories to read now), exercising, (taking an hour-long bath is a thing from dreamland especially when the kids and I share the love for the same sports), cooking from scratch (because we're weird and we like to do it in family which stretches the amount of time spent on it), and have quality time with family (reading stories to kids, have hug time, TV time, sharing things, meal time, friends time, events time, etc.)
I'm sure you're the same!
Don't you wish you had Hermione's little time amulet to go through your day several times over?
However, I do manage quite a lot. Come to think of it. You do too.
But you could get better.
And learn more about time and resources management.
Like you, I'm still learning.
So, I will NOT show you the best way to do thing.
I will show you the way I get organized, what I do to get things done.
On the photo at the top of the post, you can see my tools:
-a binder where I plan my novels (maps, research, things to try, characters profiles, world-building, symbolic objects, pictures, invented words, etc.)
- a binder where I keep some writing tools (onomatopeia dictionary, important articles, story types, archetypes, stories structures, etc)
- a binder set aside for when I print the novel for the third draft.
- a binder with a detailed planner for the agents (lists for different categories and different agencies, agents, a plan for the year, etc.)
-a notebook (for words and sentences I like when I read)
- a notebook (for my short stories ideas)
-an art kit (to draw characters, locations, maps, scenes sketches, etc.)
Every week, I will share something: my templates, my creative process, the way I do things.
I hope you'll get inspired in turn.
Don't procrastinate. So go. Do it now.