In the Shop! Planners & Trackers

As the new year quickly approaches, I always have this urge to start creating better planners and trackers to help me in my business and life. For the last few years I’ve created a writing planner, this year I’ve added more than just writing planners and trackers to my arsenal of printed and printable planners.

To start, here is the 2021 Writer’s Planner: I’d Rather Be Writing. You can buy the printable planner from my Etsy Shop or the coil-bound planner from Lulu.

Many of the pages from 2020’s model made it into the 2021 planner, but some things didn’t, like the project planner. For 2021, I added a Big-Projects-At-A-Glance tracker to help track big book projects, Writing Log for Clients for the Freelancer Writer, a Monthly Word Tracker and Graph among the Yearly, Monthly, and Weekly planning pages, Online Order Tracker, Notes & Ideas, and Mind Mapping & Sketches pages.


The next planner for 2021 was designed for Handmade Business and happily named the 2021 Planner: I’d Rather Be Crafting. You can purchase the printable planner from my Etsy shop or the coil-bound printed planner from Lulu.

This planner was based on the same design as the Writer’s planner but with a more Handmade business focus. It includes Plan Ahead and Plan for Next Year pages; 2021-At-A-Glance Overview; Big Projects-At-A-Glance (which is gantt chart); a Monthly Calendar; a Weekly planner with schedule, projects and goals, and habit & task tracker; an Order Work Log; My Purchase Tracker; Notes & Ideas and Mind Mapping & Sketches.


The rest of these planners and trackers are only available in my Etsy Shop.

Yesterday, I added the printable 2021 Yearly Planner to my Etsy Shop. This printer-friendly planner has 4 different planning pages that can added to any planner. It was designed to help you plan your business projects, streamline your home projects, and design the life you love.


This next planner is a printable, undated Weekly Planner Insert with space for Project & Goal, and Task & Time Tracker. For the moment, the 2-page spread comes only in half-size for half-sized planners.


This printable Undated Weekly Planner is based on my writer’s planner weekly planning pages and comes in 4 sizes: Letter, Half, A5, and A4.


These are my first stand alone trackers and come from my Writer’s planner. The printable Monthly Word Count Tracker, Graph, and Book Progress sheets help create a visual map of your progress through all your writing projects or just one. These sheets were created to help you track your word count goals and daily word count for each book or story project during the month and the minimalistic designs allow you to see the growth of your word count distraction free.


While I took the Project Planner out of my planners, I didn’t toss it. The printable Project Planner is now in my Etsy Shop. There are 7 pages with lots of room to help you plan any type of project. Designed with the minimalist in mind, each page gives you plenty of room to write, brainstorm, or sketch out a plan for your current and upcoming projects. They are perfect for planning home improvement projects, website redesigns, blogging, writing projects, and craft projects, or home improvement.

We’re almost to the end now.


Next up, is the printable Order Tracker for Online & Mail Order Purchases Planner Insert in Letter, Half, A5, and A4 sizes. I find this tracker particularly handly during the holiday seasons as it is easy to lose track of items I’ve purchased online or through the mail, where I bought them from, and if I actually got them, especially during the Christmas season.

Kinda like that art set that I bought my daughter that never arrived and that I almost forgot about until she asked me why she didn’t get an art set for Christmas. I had to look back to find that I had ordered it 2 months before. I created this tracker shortly after so I could see at a glance what I bought, where I purchased it from, how much I spent, and then check it off when they arrived.


Last on the list is the Printable Website & Email Username & Password Tracker. I actually have a small book that I keep this information in, but I created this tracker for my dad before he passed away to help him keep track of all those pesky websites with the usernames and passwords that went with them.

And that is the end of the planners and trackers that I have in my shop at the moment, but I have several more planned.

Does any one have a suggestion for a planner or tracker that they would love to see me create?

Wishing you all the very best this September!

Stephannie Beman

2018 Writer’s Planner

Over the years, I’ve been a writer, a publisher, a freelance book designer, a business woman, a rancher, and a wife and mother. Sometimes I’ve done all those jobs at the same time. Other times it was only been a handful of them. During that time I’ve used dozens of pre-printed planners, searching for the one planner that could help me keep my chaotic schedule in order. But no mass-produced planner could fit my lifestyle. It was only when I made my own planner that I found one that fit my needs at any giving time.

As the years progressed, my planner creating journey generated interest from other writers who loved the idea behind my writer focused planners and wanted a copy for themselves. At first I gave them a file to print, but after a request for a spiral bound planner, I decided to launch my first printed planner for writers. The 2016 Writer’s Planner was launched. While it wasn’t as successful as I would have hoped, I will never see it as a failure. It is my sincerest hope that you will be able to make this planner work for you.

Not the usual type of planner, the 2018 Writer’s Planner was created by a writer for other writers, but it can be used by anyone who plans their weeks around projects more than appointments. It is a yearly and weekly planner that allows you to see what appointments you have for the week, keep track of those pesky tasks that you need to make sure you have done daily, and make a to-do list of projects and/or tasks you need to work on but have no specific time or day when it needs to get it done. There are also several sections for projects that you maybe working on at any given moment.

After a few tweaks to last year’s pages and adding a few others, I’m ready to send the 2018 Writer’s Planner out into the world. Regardless of how you use this planner, I hope you find it a useful tool and wish you all every success in the coming year!

Inside you’ll find:

  • Plan Ahead Section with a yearly overview, birthdays and anniversaries calendar.
  • To-Do List for things you need to do this year & next year.
  • Weekly Calendar Section for appointments, weekly projects and tasks.
  • Contacts Section to keep track of the name, address, phone numbers, email addresses, and notes about the person.
  • Online Tools Section to keep track of websites, usernames, and passwords.
  • Notes and Plans Section for Gift List, Project Planning & brainstorming, notes & ideas, and sketches.

Purchase at Lulu for $13.99

Pages in the 2018 Writer’s Planner

 

Product Details

Author: Stephannie Beman
Published: October 18, 2017
Language: English
Pages: 192
Binding: Coil
Interior Ink: Black & white
Weight: 1.33 lbs.
Dimensions (inches): 8.5 wide x 11 tall