Join Prism Book Alliance® as Brigham Vaughn goes Outside the Margins today.
Before I begin, let me just say I am not getting paid anything for this post. It’s promo, of sorts, but only because I really like the organizational tool and think it might help others. I am seriously geeked about it and want to squee about how much I love it.
At the beginning of the year, I promised myself this would be the year I finally got organized. But let’s be honest, most resolutions don’t happen. We promise ourselves we’ll eat better, get more exercise, and keep our houses clean! As writers we promise we’ll stop flying by the seat of our pants, post on our blogs more, and waste less time on social media.
There are never enough hours in the day and the ones we do have, we’re too tired to even do half of that. Well, I certainly have a long way to go but I think I’ve found a good organizational tool to help me be more efficient in the hours I do have.
For years I’ve been looking for a really good online based organizer. Something I could access from a desktop browser, my phone, and my tablet. Something without an excessive number of features I will never use. I’ve tried dozens over the years and felt frustrated by every single one. I want something simple and streamlined. Something that will allow me to manage my tasks without feeling like I’m spending as much time entering them as completing them. Enter Weekly Plan. cue chorus of angels
I can’t deny I’m prone to hyperbole, but seriously… THIS. CHANGES. EVERYTHING.
Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t suddenly turned into a Type A, anal-retentive neat freak. I still don’t get enough exercise or sweep the cat hair off the stairs every day like I should. I still dick around on Facebook too much and some of my computer folders are still a hot mess.
But in the two weeks I’ve been using it, I’ve gotten more done than ever. At the end of my two week free trial, my email inboxes are down to manageable levels, my house is moderately clean (the stairs even got swept once!), my folders have been downgraded to a lukewarm mess now, and best of all, I don’t feel that clawing, frantic sense of panic at how much I have to do.
Before, my anxiety was out of control and I know I missed opportunities because I was disorganized. So, when I got an email notifying me that my two weeks was up and that I needed to decide if I was going to downgrade to the free option, or shell out $7/month for the Pro version I jumped on it. I’ve been using the Pro version and let me tell you, it’s worth $7. Less anxiety and more productivity is DEFINITELY worth $7.
I love it so much I decided to pay for a year, and after using the free trial and getting their occasional email tips, they offered me a 30% off coupon. Hell yes!
I think one of the things I like best about it is that it offers me the option of creating roles. Especially for writers, this is huge. Right now I have one for Brigham Vaughn which covers all of my writing-related tasks, one for my personal life, and one I call “House” for all of the cleaning/house related tasks that need to be done. They’re all color coded and easy to keep track of. That will probably change in the months to come but for now it works well.
Whether you’re a writer, a blogger, or a reader, I’m sure you’re busy and overworked and I can’t recommend Weekly Plan enough. Will it work for everyone? Of course not. But if you’ve been searching for the perfect organizing tool without any luck, you might want to check this out.
Now I’m going to go check off “Submit OTM Post” on my weekly plan and move on to the next task: learning how to sync Week Plan to my Google calendar.
About Brigham Vaughn
Brigham Vaughn has always been a voracious reader with her own stories to tell. After many years of abandoned plots, something finally clicked. Now she’s eating, sleeping, and breathing writing and is excited to have finally figured out what she wants to be when she grows up. In the little time that isn’t spent writing or reading, she loves cooking, yoga, photography, and remodeling her ninety-year-old home. Brigham lives in Michigan with her three cats and an amazing husband who has always been her biggest champion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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