I’m crazy about them. Shopping lists. To-Do Lists….
If I didn’t write lists, I wouldn’t feel anywhere near as organised. I know it’s probably more of a placebo mechanism, but if it helps, then it can only be a good thing.
With my writing, I use lists too. I’ll jot down deadlines; notes; dates – anything which will help me feel as if I have some control (ha!) over what I’m supposed to be doing next.
I heard only recently, that To-Do Lists shouldn’t be too long, otherwise they appear intimidating and can defeat the purpose of actually trying to work your way through them.
Not only do I use my notebook, but I’ll also scribble down dates in my calendar for Blog post deadlines, writing competitions and reminders.
Lists can also be very stress-releasing too – it feels great to be able to score through things that you have been able to achieve, however large or small the task.
So next time you have a few writing deadlines, make a list and just gradually work your way through it. it definitely helps me feel like I’m getting somewhere.
Happy Writing Everyone!