“You can make a difference every day.” -my Happy Planner
Hello Ghosties and Goodie Two Shoes!
I’ve used planners for a lot of things over the years.
After I started watching Sara Cannon’s videos about notebooks and planners though, I decided to be more intentional with what I use planners for.
My most successful planner so far is the planner I’m using for serial writing.
It’s hard to find the right planner.
You really have to know exactly what you want the planner for.
Then, you have to have an open mind and be creative with the planner that you get, because its never going to be perfect.
However the Cyanotype Happy Planner that I found was about as close as I could get.
If you’re looking for a planner that:
- Is numbered so you can stick to monthly/weekly deadlines
- Is perfect for a single/small project
- Has so much writing room it doubles as a notebook
This planner really is for you. I have it so helpful!
How I Use It
On the first page for each month, I copy out my priorities and goals for each month.
The week page is awesome.
On the left hand side, there is a place to write down all of your tasks.
I love this so much because it gives me room in the daily squares on the opposite side for other notes!
There is a section for notes, and two more sections that are titled “important” and “looking ahead”.
I use the former as another space for notes, and the latter for any ideas I have about my story that doesn’t apply to my tasks for that week.
Example: “I need to pick a romance trope…” along with some other notes on this.
The episodes that I was working on then didn’t involve romance, so that was something to work on in the future that I didn’t want to forget.
Now back to the dailies.
There is a “week at a glance square” that I use to write down the times that I’m working, so I can work my writing time around it easier.
In each of the dailies, since I can write tasks on the opposite page, I use these squares to make notes on serial related things.
Example: “Picked a theme song: Halloween in Owatonna by Relient K
I fill out the notes sections every Sunday when I meet with my dad and we chat about the project.
There are always tons of notes for me to work through after that!
I love using this as a planner and a notebook because I can keep all of the important things about my project in one spot.
The size that I have is also really great to carry around.
It’s not too big, and not to heavy, but also large enough to be able to keep all my thoughts.
I hope that you’ve found this helpful!
Thank you for reading.
Stay spooky, and fun! I’ll see you in the next one.