Bracing For The Storm

I’ve been doing HTTS Walkthrough prep and setup all week.

Site set-up, lesson template setup, student set-up.

Today I did workflow setup. Because I’m doing two projects at once, and because one is nonfiction and one is fiction, and because they are inextricably locked together like Siamese twins—and because both are MASSIVE projects, either of which could sink me if I don’t plan well—I built something different.

I made organizer wallpaper for my desktop. I then set up my desktop with all my templates and files and folders either to the side, or right on the spot where I’ll need to use them. Workflow is top to bottom, and left to right.

And Saturday is my day off, dammit. Except for today.

Organizer Wallpaper for Desktop

A bit of organizational coolness against the coming storm. I’ll let you know how it works.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

8 comments… add one
  • Texanne Apr 12, 2011 @ 17:32

    Brilliant. I’ve been thinking that I need to make another account for myself on my computer, one that will be solely for writing.

    Yeah. I do like that.

    No idea how to make wallpaper, though. Maybe a collage of placeholders for my characters.

  • Laurel Apr 11, 2011 @ 17:57


    I think I shall give something like this a try.
    I feel, with enough colors, your idea could help.
    Thank you,


    • Texanne Apr 12, 2011 @ 17:34

      Laurel, your website link is broken, which is a darn shame. ;)TX

  • Anita Raihnors Apr 11, 2011 @ 17:00

    Sounds like you’ve been busy with set-up 😉
    Love the wallpaper, great idea.
    I’m really excited about the walkthrough.

  • Ieva Apr 11, 2011 @ 16:03

    whoa! This is so simple and so genius I can’t believe this isn’t something people are using all over the place. Amazing idea.

  • JWD Apr 9, 2011 @ 23:06

    Wow, this is a great idea!


  • Danzier Apr 9, 2011 @ 18:23

    Wow, Holly! Can I borrow that idea for my projects?

  • Felicia Fredlund Apr 9, 2011 @ 16:49

    A lot to do! Handy wallpaper though. It looks great, definitely interested in knowing if it works as well as it looks. 🙂

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