For the A to Z Challenge, I’m posting promo and other tips for writers. Today it’s organizing.
And thanks for the comments this weekend - our NC county was very lucky! Over 60 confirmed tornadoes left a large path of destruction and killed two dozen people, but the funnel clouds never made connection with the ground in our area.
Are you an organized person?
I’m scary organized. I have lists for my lists. If someone calls, I can lay my hand on the correct information within seconds. Of course, these means I spend time organizing, too.
Writers have to be organized, though! At least as organized as their personality type will allow.
What areas do I organize?
To do lists - I write it down or it doesn’t happen
Computer files - everything in its properly labeled folder
Physical files - ditto
Bookkeeping and Taxes - I address it monthly so it doesn’t attack me at the end of the year
Contacts - I keep a notebook with all of my contacts & their information
Ledgers - keeping track of sales and money coming in
Appearances - in real life and online
Stock and Promo material - organized so I can see at glance what is needed
My library - I have a lot of books!
Where else should a writer practice organizational skills? Are you organized? Need help? LOL