The 2020 Writing Planner & Diary is sold out
Nobody wakes up one morning and realises they’ve accidentally written a book and become a well-respected, bestselling writer. It takes big dreams and hard work, and there are always things to be done that seem more urgent, less selfish, easier, quicker, less… difficult.
But, you know what? Nobody benefits from us shoving our dreams into a cupboard and taking the occasional half-hearted step. This planner is designed to help you to work out what it is you really want and how to get there, then actually do it.
Get inspired. Figure out what works for you. Write more.
It contains a simple system designed to support any writer: it’s for first-time dabblers and award-winners, for fiction and non-fiction writers. The focus is on you, on what you want to write, and on helping you to get there by planning, keeping writing at the front of your mind through the year, setting small goals and reviewing them, and on the habits and routines that actually work for you.
Posting information: Post will go in batches every couple of days, and I’ll try to catch the last post before Christmas for UK orders placed by 18th December.
International orders will go ASAP but take longer. Some countries’ customs laws mean that goods being brought into the country will be taxed. Unfortunately this is not something I have any control over, and it is taxed at the point of import (i.e. in your country). Please make sure you check your country’s regulations so that you don’t end up with a nasty shock if your diary is liable for import duty!
Dream big, set goals and work out how to get there
Look back over 2019 and review your writing year, celebrating what you’ve achieved and identifying areas of frustration.
Then get clear on what you really want by exploring your writing dreams and turn them into clear goals that really inspire you.
It’s very easy to make plans, but it’s how you act on a day-to-day level that affects whether or not you get there so take a look at your mindset and routine, and work out what needs to change in 2020.
Make it all feel manageable
Break those big goals down into manageable, realistic chunks that stop them feeling overwhelming, then revisit these as the year progresses to make sure they’re working for you, not stressing you out.
Then there’s a flexible tracker you can use to watch your progress mount up (which feels gooooood). You count using whatever metric works for you, whether that’s word count, lines written, pages edited, plot points mapped or even chapters read, so it works whatever stage of writing you’re at.
Little steps, again and again
I asked 100 writers what style of diary was best, and you overwhelmingly voted for a week-to-view layout with plenty of writing space. So that’s what we’ve got.
Every week there’s a quick, super-simple intention-setting exercise so your writing goals are always in front of you, and you’re clear on the next small steps to take.
Every month take a few minutes to review your writing life and check in with your goals, celebrating the successes and making tweaks to your routine.
Writerly extras & freebies
Because is designed for all types of writer the focus is on tools that everyone will be able to use. Charts to help you keep track of writing projects and progress, a home for new ideas so you don’t forget them and some ideas to help you get started with writing all come inside the diary.
You can also download and print free extras like a NaNoWriMo tracker, a books lent/borrowed page and a submissions tracker, and there’s a free video workshop walking you through the planning process.
It’s like the Clarke Kent of diaries
Its superpowers are hidden so that you never have the embarrassment of getting your diary out in front of the boss who doesn’t know you’re writing secretly at work, or confessing your erotica writing sideline to great-aunt Hilda.
Expect a simple and subtle hardback book with a black matt soft-touch cover, 80gsm white paper and a silver ribbon marker. There are year-to-view calendars for 2020 and 2021 to help you plan, plenty of notes pages, and the monthly calendars sit at the front of each month, where they’re most useful.
Get yours here!
£23 UK postage
Get yours here!
Some countries’ customs laws mean that goods being brought into the country will be taxed. Unfortunately this is not something I have any control over, and it is taxed at the point of import (i.e. in your country). Please make sure you check your country’s regulations so that you don’t end up with a nasty shock if your diary is liable for import duty!