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“The weather outside is frightful…” (more Mind-Mapping, actually)
Monday, December 1st, 2014

Okay, it’s only dreary, not snowy, so I shouldn’t complain. And now we all have “Let it Snow” playing in our brains. I can stop now, right?

December is always a strange month for me. There’s the rush to Christmas. Thanks to my dd, presents are mostly bought and hidden away. I still have a few things to get or make. And it’s my planning month. I review 2014 and think about what I want to accomplish in 2015, and I start making plans.

This year, I decided to do some “mind-mapping.” I talked about it on Saturday, but here’s my first chart:

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Since I do have some artistic goals I want to meet, I decided my map had to have some color—just for inspiration. Next, I’ll drill down in a couple of spots—Writing, Art—just because there’s so much I want to do, and I have to figure out how to spread it over the year, so I’m not overloading myself. That was the problem I ran into this year.

I mentioned that I’ll be teaching another little workshop, this one for free, this month. The dates have changed due to my sister’s travel plans. We’ll be conducting the “Write 50 Books a Year” workshop from December 6-11. If you’re interested, be sure to join the loop now! And no, we aren’t really going to teach you how to write 50 books a year. That’s a hook. But we can help you do some pre-planning that will help you make the best use of your time and we’ll talk about ways to be more productive when you do sit down to write.

If any of you have been working on your own mind maps or vision boards, please send me jpegs so I can post them to my Pinterest board!

It’s Monday, and the 1st day of December. Do you have a plan? Get ready, go!

 

3 comments to ““The weather outside is frightful…” (more Mind-Mapping, actually)”

  1. Ginger Robertson
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    · December 1st, 2014 at 8:31 pm · Link

    Hi Delilah

    That’s an interesting concept and I thought “Lord have mercy”. But then as I read on, I realized this could work for me. I’m going to work on this for my work not as a writer but as a administrative assistant.

    Thanks,
    G



  2. Delilah
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    · December 1st, 2014 at 11:06 pm · Link

    Great! I’d still love to see it. Most of my Pinterest mind-map board is non-writing. It’s fun seeing how other folks work.



  3. Beth Caudill
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    · December 2nd, 2014 at 4:58 pm · Link

    Delilah

    Author friends are passing around links to this planner on Facebook and I thought of you:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/angeliatrinidad/passion-planner-the-one-place-for-all-your-thought/widget/video.html

    If you go to the website, you can download a week free to try. They also have some deals where you can get electronic free if you share the kickstarter.

    http://www.passionplanner.com/