I'm a tech girl at heart. It's been a number of years, and kids, since I've been in the biz, but still I love to find technology that can help me plan and organize. As the end of the year approaches I'm looking back on all that I've accomplished and I'm wishing I had kept better track of my time and energy.
My new year's resolution is to find a project management system, preferably in spreadsheet format that will allow me to, and this is utmost important, EASILY update, and keep organized, my projects for the year. All the blog posts, all the outlining, writing, and revising I'll do every day throughout the year. At the end of next year I want to see it in quantitative form. I want to be able to look at that pie chart or whatever chart and say,"See? That's what I've done!" And then, of course, hold up my newly published novel! :)
So I've done some research out there on varying project management systems. Most are costly. I'm looking for free. Because really, unless I love a system I'm not going to stick with it.
Below are a few of the project management tools I've googled over the last week. Let me know what you think. And better yet, let me know what YOU'VE found out there that helps you keep your writing world organized.
Smartsheet.com - looks brilliant with wonderful video tutorials but it's far from free.