- story ideas
- social media post ideas
- blog post ideas
- author newsletter content
- book titles
A to-do list is one of the simplest spreads you can create. Many bullet journalers have daily, weekly, and/or monthly to-do lists covering all manner of tasks. I have daily to-do lists, but I also like to have to-do lists for each of my book releases to make sure I don’t forget one of the important steps in my book launch.
- writing (draft, revise, send to betas, send to editor, send to proofreader)
- book production (format eBook, format print book, commission cover artist, write blurb)
- publishing/book launch (set up preorder, send to distributors, contact bloggers, deliver ARCs, promote on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram)
- website creation (WordPress installation, WordPress theme, about page, contact page, books page(s), blog)
- email marketing (email service provider setup, newsletter signup form(s), welcome sequence, link in back matter, reader magnet)
Trackers and Logs
Trackers and logs are bullet journal staples. Many bujo enthusiasts use habit trackers to mark off when they complete a daily task, mood trackers to record their emotional states over time, and a slew of physical health trackers to monitor their periods, daily steps, water intake, and more. Examples of logs include gratitude logs, future logs, and daily/weekly/monthly logs (like you’d see in a typical planner).
Many aspects of the writing life lend themselves to tracking and logging.
- word count log
- project(s) log with moveable sticky notes
- writing habit tracker (write a certain number of words per day, write at all, get up at a certain time to write, spend a certain number of hours writing)
- marketing habit trackers (post to certain social media everyday, send emails weekly/monthly)
- reading lists (TBR, books read)
- author business expense tracker
- royalties tracker
- time spent writing
- TV shows to watch/watched (for inspiration 😉 )
- blog post schedule
- social media posting schedule
Writers have to keep a lot of information in their heads, whether it has to do with a particular story or series or the craft of writing in general. Reference pages can be helpful for keeping certain types of information close at hand so that you can always find it quickly. They can also be information banks that you reference when planning new stories and characters.
- character names
- character occupations
- character traits
- personality types
- series bibles
- story information
- character bios
- story/series outlines
- grammar/punctuation rules
- frequently misspelled/misused words
- plot structure paradigms (three-act structure, hero’s journey, key scenes)
Bullet Journal Resources:
Do you have a writing-related bullet journal spread to share? Or maybe you know of a great bullet journal resource I didn’t link to? Comment below and let us know about it!