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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By Holly

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

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11 years ago

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.

11 years ago


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


Reply to  Laurel
11 years ago

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

Anita Raihnors
11 years ago

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

11 years ago

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.

11 years ago

Wow, this is a great idea!


11 years ago

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

Felicia Fredlund
Felicia Fredlund
11 years ago

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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