Declare your Independence with the Think / Pro Planner
The Think / Pro planner with the beautiful cover
of flowers is Live on Amazon.
8 x 10 size, about a 1/2 inch, very lightweight.
Here’s the raison d’ etre.
Want to be published? Think / Pro can help.
Do you start stories but never complete them? Do you wait on your muse while she hides behind trees and in caves?
Do you know how to write, but the mountainous novel seems insurmountable, with too many words and too few days?
Do you keep telling yourself “Carpe Diem”, but days speed by before you grab several hours to write?
Time to change “Seize the Day” into “Seize the Dream.” For success, you need to Think/Pro. This planner can help.
The Weekly Spread
A two-page week keeps you focused on three tasks, with room to record your day-by-day focus as well as a word count tracker for daily and accumulating totals. The Progress Meter, divided into writing stages and blocks for each ten percent of that stage, is a visual representation of your growing achievement in reaching your writing goal.
While daily word counts are important, I now advise writers to take one day off each week. Reserve that day for planning as well as completing a creativity exercise. On a back page is a list of 13 exercises to choose from. Reminders of the four basic Healthy Habits (walking, water intake, sunshine, and diet) offer daily fill-ins for those who like habit trackers.
Each week also showcases an inspirational quotation from a famous writer.
Analyze your Progress with Reviews and Previews
In addition to the weekly spread are Monthly Reviews & Previews and Seasonal & Yearly Planning pages. The planner begins with a brief look at your yearly goals, on the following page.
The Monthly Review has a Productivity Tracker and a Progress Meter as well as places to jot down Business Contacts and Expenses. Once tax time arrives, you will have compiled the necessary information in one location. And a Tax Tips for Writers lists on a back page the expenses you can record.
In planning, we sometimes neglect to consider obligations beyond our goals and objectives. On the Previews is a reminder of those commitments that keep us sane.
Seasonal Previews ask you to polish the nuts and bolts of your projected words per week and sharpen up the time remaining before your deadline. All the Reviews ask you to record your victories and consider your challenges.
The purpose of any planner is to keep us on track as well as to give us a look ahead. In this fast-paced world, it helps to have a physical reminder, one that is not dependent on the five and more tap-clicks that it takes to access the electronic calendar on a smartphone.
Grab a pen and this planner, and quickly jot down reminders and notes. As the Think/Pro planner is undated, you can start at any time of the year.
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