Happy New Year!
I love the New Year!
It’s a new beginning, a fresh start, a blank slate!
(Plus it means we are working our way out of the dreary winter and into spring!)
And for those of us that are planner girls, it often means starting with a fresh planner…or two!
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This year I will be using four planners:
1. Social Media planner – a classic Happy Planner
The classic Happy Planner will be for my social media. I’m a recent Happy Planner convert. I found I really like the flexibility that a Happy Planner offers. One of my quarterly goals this quarter is to increase my social media presence and what better way to track it than in a classic size Happy Planner
2. HB90 Planning Method – my red desk size DayTimer Malibu
This planner will be for the HB90 planning method. If you’ve been following me for any length of time you know I began following quarterly planning after finding Sarra Cannon of Heart Breathings and her HB90 planning method. I will be doing a more thorough review of the HB90 planning system soon.
In the meantime, I’ll share with you my Q1 goals:
A. Increase my blogging consistency to one time a week. (I’ve even written out an editorial calendar for Q1.)
B. Create an opt-in freebie for subscribers to my blog and regularly send out newsletters to my subscribers.
C. Be more active on my YouTube channel, sharing regular, bi-monthly YouTube videos.
D. Increase my daily word count to assist me in my weekly blogging and also to help me work on my in progress novel.
3. Writer’s Bible – an A5 rustic kodiak from Speckled Fawns
This particular traveler’s notebook will be my Writer’s Bible. I will do an in depth review of my Writer’s Bible and link it here.
I’m currently in the process of writing a mystery/thriller novel. In my Writer’s Bible, I have 5 sections: character, scene, dialogue, plot and notes.
A. Character is a quick description of my individual characters.
B. Scene is a general list of the important scenes I need to move the story forward.
C. Dialogue is a general page of important dialogue I fell necessary to progress each scene.
D. Plot is a chronological list of all the scenes I’ve outlined as vital to the story.
E. Notes are any extra things I feel fit the story but may not fit in the other categories.
In conjunction to my Writer’s Bible I’m also using a Big Happy Planner. It has my more detailed plotting notebook, which I got for subscribing to Heart Breathings.
4. Everyday Carry – a B6 rustic kodiak from Speckled Fawns
I mainly use my B6 for forward planning. I always have a yearly calendar so I can document thinks like dog shows, holidays, the state fair, etc. After the yearly, I have a weekly overview that helps me see what I’ve got going in a particular week. It also helps me plan out the chores I need to get done. Following the weekly insert, I have a checkbook register for keeping track of my spending.
My next insert is a dot grid for notes. I only put important reference information in my notes section. Finally, I have a blank insert for any inspiration, usually pictures or quotes.
So that sums up my 2020 planner lineup. In the next few days I will be doing a YouTube video walking through each planner and I will link it here.
What planner are you using for 2020? Let me know in the comments below.
Or, if you are struggling to pick a planner, visit my Work With Me Page and consider setting up a call where I help you determine the best planner for your situation!