I will freely admit I am a list junkie.
When I want something done, I make a list. I have a horrible need for order, so when I have a list I can focus and get so much more accomplished.
In the new Kindergarten job, I'm working for a teacher that is much the same way (and maybe even more anal than I am). It is comforting in the way that I am not amidst chaos at work. BUT, it's a little daunting because I can relate and I don't want to screw up her system! She has a precise spot for everything!
I have a lot on my plate writing-wise. And with the extra working hours I'm finding it hard to focus. So last night I made a list. Everything on that list I want to have done By July 1. That's pushing it (since I don't finish work until June 27 I think) but it *may* be done. I have a set of edits for Almost a Family to do and send. I have a webpage to finish designing and get online. I also have to finish editing TBB. At some point I'll hear from M&B. If it's a request I'll have it ready to send. If it's the big R I'll have it ready to send elsewhere. I could leave this until the time comes but I hate having something so close to finished yet unfinished. I want to check it off my list.
I have Original Sin to finish, half a book. And I found out yesterday that my amazon order shipped - with my books for researching the next WIP.
Next week I have my last school council meeting, and also my last choir practice. Thankfully, SOME things are winding down.
With a list I can remind myself - one thing at a time. All I need to focus on is one task, cross it off when it's finished, and move on to the next one.
Right now I'm off to e-mail my edits. :-)