[tuesday]Here we are, the middle of 2009 already. Mid year is a great time to take a look at what we’re doing and see how it compares to what we’d like to be doing. Maybe that’s a review of some goals for our writing business, or maybe it’s setting some. In addition to reviewing my goals I’m also in the process of creating what I call a plan for my ideal day and week.
I already know I’ve taken on too much. Creating an ideal week will, I hope, help me sort out what to keep and what to let go of.
Of course, I’m not the only one who has to re-evaluate from time-to-time. What follows is a loose collection of blog posts that address finding out what you really want to do and getting that done.
- On Blogging and Brand Dilution - Kristen King talks about how she sorted out too many blogs. Of course, her blogs were just the symptom; her approach would work with almost anything.
- 8 Liberating Strategies for Clearing the Queues in Your Life - Leo Babauta, who also writes Write To Done, tells us how to reduce our to do lists. A must read, at least for me.
- Life Hacker is amazing. They seem to address everything from downloads for Windows to setting up a cleaning schedule. This blog can be a time sink or a real blessing.
- Dustin Wax of LifeHack has an article called The Ultimate Writing Productivity Resource which is a fairly extensive list computer based productivity tools. I don’t want all of them, but some of them, like a submission tracker are interesting. There’s also a list of blogs and blog posts for writers. Plan on bookmarking this one and spending some time with it.
- How Not To Write – exactly what it says, what to do when you’re not writing. Often fun, funny and helpful
- Mud Rooms, Red Letters, and Real Priorities from 43 folders – this is a quote that puts it all into perspective.
How do you feel about productivity?