After all, this seems like a pretty personal thing of no interest to anyone but me. While this is quite true, at the same time I actually have a couple of good (to me) reasons.
- I have a number of manuscripts both finished, in progress, and in the planning stages (as you can see from the shelf of binders on my desk hutch in the picture above. I’m very visual, so it’s extremely helpful to me to have it laid out exactly what I have and where I’m at, at any given time, in a place I can access it quickly.
- Probably most importantly… it creates ACCOUNTABILITY. I put it out there in the universe, in black and white (mostly) for everyone to see. I have said that I will do it, and anyone reading it is a witness to my statement of intention.
- Lastly, in the hopes that somewhere out there are other writers who have a lot of tasks on their plate, and maybe are floundering like I was, who might find this a helpful model to utilize.