At any given time, I could have 20-50 projects going on. Some are for authors, some are for publishers, and then even a few are for myself and my business identity. Right now I have 18 open projects; publishing projects for others that have either been scheduled, been started, or in various stages of completion. That's not even including all the things that I have in various stages of completion for my business entity or things I have to do for myself or my kiddos.
I have tried all kinds of productivity and organization methods - notebooks, planners, software, and online apps. You name it, I have probably tried it. No matter what I tried, something would slip through the cracks, usually it was something to do with the kids or one of my doctor's appointments. Nothing like rushing around trying to get out of the house to get across town for an appointment with only an hours notice. That was my life - flying by the seat of my pants - rushing around, showing up late, and kicking myself in the rear for it.
Then I designed this:
I had been watching a graphic designers video, and saw that her desktop wallpaper was an organization tool. So I found her blog about it and designed one that fit more with my needs. For my clients, my business, as well as my personal and sorority obligations.
Then I 'Personalized' my desktop with the image and proceeded to move my shortcuts to were they best fit - the software I used for work, the software I used to computer maintenance, as well as shortcuts to folders on my hard drive.
I then found a 'sticky notes' app that had more personalization choices than Microsoft's Sticky Notes - that would collapse without closing the program down. I then made a stickie for each thing I had to do, whether it was a client's project, something for eBookBuilders, or something for my household.
It looked like the image above.
The image below is what it looks like when I have one of the stickies 'unrolled'.
When I showed this to a few of my publishing friends, immediately a few of them want one for their own. So I made a few different designs - murder thriller authors didn't want the main image to be roses, and romance authors didn't want skulls.
Now I decided to offer several styles to anyone who signs up for my mailing list.
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You will receive an instruction sheet with download links to all 6 designs (2 in each zipped folder).
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I'm Deena Rae, just a Goddess of Books, with a off-the-wall personality and more ideas than hours.