Multiple Projects and the Bullet Journal

I added a couple more spreads to the bullet journal today.  You know those Instagram posts with the bullet journals that are full-on artistic masterpieces? That’s not me. This is more down-and-dirty, functional bullet journaling. Not so much as a butterfly sticker here.

So, what I’m trying to do is keep up drafting momentum from one project to the next. And… Let’s keep being honest… the ideas are hitting me hard and fast right now. At the moment, I have six of them in my “Idea Index”. I’m not sure how many of them are going to go the distance, but…

I’m thinking of working on them simultaneously.

We’ll call that the latest “experiment.” And, yes… as usual… I’m probably going overboard.

The first step is to keep track of my word count as I jump back and forth between my projects. I want to make sure I’m keeping up the usual progress at the usual speed.

I’m not sure if you can read it, but the first column is for the date. The next six are for my projects, listed by number. (As I said, there’s an index.) And the last column is for my total across all six for that particular day.

That way, I should be able to see where I’m spending the most time, and also how much progress I’m actually making.


Daily Word Count Spread

This second one–also by date–is for the ongoing total in each project, and the grand total across the entire multiverse of projects. I started this out of habit. I always keep track of totals. But I think it will also help with keeping a balance between the projects.


Running Total Spread

There’s space here for each project’s word count goal. The only one that’s written in is the one that seems to be taking on a YA-ish feel. (Yup. Another experiment.) And yes. I had to look up the word count for YA. (But I remembered Booksellers talking about shorter YA.) That’s the short end of of the range.

What about you? Do you work on one project at a time, or more than one? How do you do it? Any tips?


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    I do work more than one sometimes. No tips though. I usually focus on one until I hit a bump then switch to the other and vice versa. Not as organized about as you, lol, although I do use Scrivener for some organization.

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