Bullet Journal for Writers



I hope I'm not the only one who is a bit of a schedule freak. I try to be organized at home. (Notice emphasis.) But because I juggle so many things, I have so little excess brain capacity that if I don't write something down, I will absolutely forget it.


That's where bullet journaling has become a lifesaver. I can keep track of everything for the family, grad school, work, etc. As I come upon my final two semesters for my master's degree, I knew I needed to get the journal done for the remainder of the year as well as add a section specifically for my writing. This is my first year using a bullet journal, so next year, I'll have a better idea of how to arrange things overall. I wanted to share my spreads to give you ideas for my writing section as well as my monthly spreads.



July Spread
July Spread

This is my July Spread. I have an Excel file to keep track of my word count, but I primarily use that for my novel. I wanted to make sure that I was writing something every day, so I made four writing categories to keep track of where my writing time is spent: blog, school, novel, and short story. I will color in a square each day according to what I've written. I'm hoping this will help me even out where I'm spending my writing time.



Writing Index and Accomplishments
Writing Index and Accomplishments

I got several ideas from Angela M Isaacs and have tweaked a few things. My first official Writing section is the Index and Accomplishments. She pretty much uses a two page spread for each, but I don't have that much space left in my 2020 journal.