Word Count Tracker for 2021 (+ Bonuses)

Hello Lovelies! I have a new free form for you to use. Back in 2014 I was looking for a way to chronicle my writing journey and to quantify how much work I was getting done in my writing. I made a super basic word count tracker, and used it for about five years. Then, I decided my basic, ugly word count tracker wasn't easy to copy from year to year and didn't differentiate between the types of writing projects I was completing. So I set out to completely redesign my word count tracker from the ground up. Thus, my latest and greatest creation. A better word count tracker!

Intro to Kanban Boards and Digital Trello Kanban Boards

Well hello, Lovelies! Here we are in Q4 of 2020. It's gone by too fast, hasn't it? It's time to set some new goals so that I can accomplish ALL THE THINGS! As with other quarters I use a Kanban-style Trello Board for all my goal setting. If all of that is gibberish to you, let me explain. Kanban is a Japanese word and it means "signboard" in English. This type of board aims to provide a visual representation of the workload and a capacity measurement for how much work in each category can get done at one time. You put tasks on your Kanban board as space permits, rather than as line items come up. Most commonly in productivity circles you see the board divided horizontally into three parts.

2020 Q3 Goals Recap

Hello Lovelies, and welcome again to another quarter end. As usual, I will spend some time going over my quarterly goals set back at the beginning of the quarter. This is because I want to celebrate what I accomplished, figure out what I didn't do, and see if there's anything I want to keep or throw off the list.

Beat the “Shiny New Idea” Syndrome

Ever been diligently working on your main project, when out of nowhere, a new idea hits? It's a great idea. You're super excited about it. You just know that this new idea is way more interesting to write, way more publishable, just so much better than the lump of words you're already working with. Then …

How to Do LESS but Get MORE Done

What if I told you that 80% of your successes in life came from 20% of your actions? Crazy right? But that's exactly what we're talking about today. What is the Pareto Principle? The Pareto principle is a concept developed by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto back in 1895 after he noticed that 80% of the …