Custom Happy Planner Setup for Writers

Custom Happy Planner Setup for Writers



hello everyone my name is Raven Blackwood and today I'm going to be showing you how I am going to be organizing a combination of a happy notes and a happy planner with some filler sheets in order to make a kind of really small one just for my riding life because there's so much to remember when writing you've got a revise edit to do research plot the novel then you've got release dates and blitzes and sales and all these other kind of things that come up so I thought that it would be nice to have a combination of the happy notes as well as the happy planner so let's see what we're going to do here I know that I like this cover best so I'm going to be using this to migrate this stuff inside of it so inside of here we have got the yearly layouts which I guess would be good when it comes to kind of planning when I want to do sales or release dates so I guess we will go ahead and migrate that over and then we have the month of July which we are currently in so of course I am going to need that and honestly we're about halfway done with July so I'm going to go ahead and migrate over August as well and I am just going to also do September just so that we could have three months in there I think that that is a good size to migrate and I don't want to migrate too much let's see if this one has nope it doesn't have a welcome page so we're going to do that it might be better for your pages to take off less at a time but this camera tends to conk out after like 10 minutes of hemming so I don't want to waste any time here alright so we're gonna put this in here and it might take me a moment so if I had a pause button do that but it seems I don't so we're actually going to remove some of this stuff because there's just quite a bit of bulk here and I don't need that kind of bulk right this moment we don't need sixty pages of notes right now so we're going to take out some of this and that will free up some room for our monthlies I'm gonna keep the dividers in here because they're super cute all right that should be enough removed okay so I'm gonna put my first three months in here so I must we'll talk while I'm doing this so I do write books I'll write paranormal books with some fantasy in them they tend to be a bit dark meaning people do die there's a bit of blood and guts and betrayal and all of those sorts of things also write thrillers but the thrillers that I write the enemy at this point is usually something having to do with the world so like a tornado or a fire or something like that would be the antagonist so it's kind of a disaster thriller you're fighting against the elements rather than fighting against people okay so that's the first section is just going to be all of the monthlies that I have right there and that is good to go and then we'll have this little tab which will separate it and inside here I've got a couple of options so I think what I am going to do is I am going to put some of these to-do lists and that is going to be for the tasks that I need to do during the month for my writing so I'm gonna put that there and what I'm gonna do is there are three sections so I am going to do it for each month I'm gonna put one in here for my plans so we're gonna take out this as well and I will be using that paper but I figure you know just kind of plan it as we go and see what needs to be done so there are my three months for that and I'm going to go ahead and take out all of this including the stickers because we don't need them right now so let me know down below in the comments what size planner have you been using and has it worked for you are you the kind of person who's recently started doing planning and every time you see a new style of planner you wind up going out and buying it because that is me I see anyone and I'm just like I have to have this new one I have to okay so after we come up with our tasks that we need to do for that month I think what I would like is to have a project so I'm going to use the my brilliant ideas and this is going to break down the projects that I'm going to have so those are the tasks that might take a little bit more to do so these are just kind of going to have like my three main projects so I think what we're going to do fear is I'm going to have let's see I could probably fit all three on one sheet but we're gonna put two just in case so that we're not bogged down by not having enough paper in here so for instance if one of my to-do list is to edit then I can put on here the stages of the editing that I will need to do so that I kind of know where I am okay and then after we have the projects I think it will probably be a good idea to have some actual things happening so we're gonna call it we're gonna do some notes pages so I have these regular white ones but I also have these pink one so I'm Mazal use the color ones right so we're gonna do that we're gonna use some colored ones and I'm going to do we said we're gonna have I'm gonna have at least like three projects so I'm gonna do actually I'm gonna do four because there's four weeks in a month sometimes there's five but well these are front and back though so we're just gonna stick with yeah we're still gonna do four why not then we've got one a full front and back for each front and back of the other so that we can make sure we are staying on task so for instance if I have an editing project is one of the things on here or not editing but let's say it's drafting then I could write down what my scene ideas are in that section okay and then we're going to put four more one two ah I see the issue the little pack doesn't come with a lot of that color no does it okay so we're going to use what we've got that's all we can do so then I'll go into this pack and two more I hate that they're not all going to be the same color but gotta do what you gotta do okay let me see here all right what we're gonna do is because I really want them he could be similar is I put three of these in here and I'm gonna steal one of the pink from here I know and then I'm gonna put another one of these in here so that it is three so one pink and then three the black and white I'm telling you sometimes I watch other people's future videos and I'm like get on with it and then now I'm like making my own and I'm like you're being very slow just like hey so everything looks figure out as you go what you want to do with it cuz none of this is playing let me tell you okay so I'm only gonna use one of these so that everything can be instinct well there we go and we get three of these okay and then I am going to use the killing it paper right here and I believe what I'm gonna do there is I'm gonna put my sails or anything that I did particularly well for my writing that month will go in the killing it section so that I can remember hey like you did this promotion and I went super well so that when it comes to the next month then I could try to carry over and do the same thing so that I'm continually improving my craft why not okay then what I want to do is we've already used one of each kind of this paper so we up we put that to use so now what I'm thinking is I also want to have a carryover page so this is to jot down notes when it comes to things that I want to remember for the next month not the killing it stuff but this is more of like hey I'm not going to work on for instance making a book playlist for my next book right now but next month I need to remember to do that so maybe instead of carrying it over to the task page just yet I'll put it on here so that at the end of the month I can actually look at this sheet and see what do I actually need to transfer over and what we're just ideas that I can let go so I'm just gonna put like one for each of those don't want to get too overzealous and bombard myself with the ridiculous amount of things to do did we get the last one right no we did not good it's like don't you know what you're doing no apparently Oh apparently I do not okay so yeah if you are a writer and you want to try this you definitely shouldn't tell me if the system works for you I also do actual bullet journaling and that's where I'm kind of thinking of like tasks keep them in a separate spot all this other kind of stuff I read the Buju book and I'm excited to be implementing things and I've already kind of started doing that fun news my brother had his baby so I am now officially an aunt whoo-hoo okay so the last thing I want to do in here is there is this whole little section right here and right here so I think if I have book ideas or anything like that I should have a place to put those so that's what I want to do here so I want to be able to be creative with whatever book ideas I have so I think I'm actually am going to use this paper especially because I want to be able to have these for the rest of the year since they're gonna go in the other one so okay this looks like plenty for ideas for now so I'm just gonna stick that in there if it'll go come on now I used this little clock timer package to to prop the thing that I wanted to have a kitchen timer so that when I do tasks it'll actually go off loud and it's easier to set it I just turned the knob I don't have to like open up my phone pull up the the clock app and then figure out all that kind of stuff and just like yeah we're just gonna do this egg timer okay so now we have that and then we also have this pillow thing so I think what I'll do is I'll just pick out a couple of stickers that I want to use for that month and I will do them in there so there's these as you can see this one is like thin so you could technically stick it in there it would be hanging out a bit but you get the picture I have been printing out some of my own stickers so that's probably what I'll do with the Hello or what I might even do is put some washi tape strips on something that will hold the washi tape that's thick I'm not sure exactly how to do that as of right now but I'll figure something out but yeah so we've got all of that and yeah we've got our little folder so let's see again what we have completely to do so I've got my intro page where I just put my name now would recommend doing that with a phone number if there's a possibility of it getting lost all right the years and what I'll probably do is maybe get a gel pen and circle when my release dates are for the year so that I can keep up with it and be able to see how productive I'm being or kind of what I plan to do then we've got our three-month lease which you've already seen so I'm not gonna bore you with that if you have not seen the inside of the month lease then you should check out my last video where I showed you a tour of exactly what was in both of these notebooks so we've got August and we have September and then we flip over and of course these have their weekly pages as well so then we flip over here and we have all of the writing tasks that I would like to do for that month they're very general they're not broken down so if any task includes like ten more tasks then that is actually going to go on the project pages so I've got these not brilliant ideas is actually going to be my project pages and I will have up to like three projects hopefully no more because that's quite a bit and then for the just my thoughts this is going to be the breakdown of the projects so these are going to be thorough notes on the steps of the project that I need to do so for instance if I need it to draft then I would actually do like a chapter outline on there then we have the notes and that is where we've got a couple of pages so actually I think this one was the one where I was gonna do the breakdown of the stuff so I can't remember what I was doing with the pink one y'all I'm gonna have to rewatch my own video to remember what a family it was a great plan but I don't worry over it now and then this one was for a task that I wanted to do but that I was not going to do during the current month so that I would remember to kind of look over and see what's so important at the end of the month and then we had the killing it which was things that I did well that month kind of like a gratitude as well if I took part in something that led to sales that sort of thing so that happens in all three of these tabs here and then we have the end tab which is going to be extra paper for any ideas that I have and actually I am going to add just a couple of these in the back as well because if I need extra then I'll have them so I'm just gonna add those in here since this is the first month and I don't really know for sure how many things I'm gonna need to do and then we've got the hello thing which is where some stickers are going to go maybe some bookmarks since I do like to read and there you go there is my combined thing and each month when I finish a month I'm not gonna throw it away I'm just gonna move it back into here or in my storage planner which is where I keep all of my extra months that aren't being used as well as ones that I'm already used so that it's not getting thrown away but it's already migrated so all I'm gonna do now after I get off of here with y'all cuz I'm sure you're not interested in watching me do it is I might try putting the rest of the filler paper in here just so that it's not out by itself like this and that's gonna be all but this video has been quite long enough and I'm sure you're ready to go do something different so if you'd like this sort of video it's relaxing to you then please do subscribe I will be making more with me being a an author with a pseudonym I'm not really going to be doing any face videos so I figured boo jo-ann deploy and her stuff was going to be a really great way to connect with all of you without showing my face because the identity must be kept secret but um let me know if you have any ideas down below of what you think would be cool ideas to do without having my face on the screen that you would still enjoy watching I could do podcast type videos where I'm just talking to you all and maybe I can doodle or something but I have a DD which means that I get very distracted and I will trail off on sentences and not remember what in the world I was talking about or I'll get really excited about one topic and never get around to what I was initially trying to say honestly I think that's probably something that I might talk about on this channel is actually a DD and how you can use certain tools to combat that when you are an author because let me tell you what happens when you have a TD sometimes is that you get super super hyper focused on some kind of goal and you're constantly you're like addicted to change you like changing things this is why I have like eight different planners you can be a bit impulsive but having systems like the happy planner it's actually a good way to organize your life and keep you on task so throughout these videos I'll probably be talking about like whatever I recently learned about a TD and how I'm using these sorts of tools to help me still run my author business efficiently and how if you also have a TD or friend that has a TD then you can help yourself as an entrepreneur in whatever field you're working in I don't know that this is gonna hold much more everyone I told you I was gonna let you go so you wouldn't have to listen to all this and Here I am still yapping but hey that's just me I guess you get watch it on I get audiobooks what do you all think about audiobooks and what do you think about authors doing their own audiobooks I have a lot of different character voices and I've considered reading some chapters of my books on this channel I don't know if that's something that you all would be interested or not but you can let me know down below in the comments what your thoughts are on that and now I actually will bid you adieu because it's been 22 minutes alright thanks so much for watching and I will see you in 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