Passion Planner Giveaway! Celebrating September

Deadline adventures continue as we head into September and the end of summer. Where the heck did summer go? We’re coming up on Labor Day weekend and it’s my birthday month! (Thus the Passion Planner giveaway to celebrate, but more on that below.)

It’s the start of a new school year for people of all ages, though it’s been a long time since I’ve graduated…various levels of education. But I still love September to start new projects and planning initiatives. It’s like Back to School without the new bus schedule.

I’m planning to finish the year strong with 1 more contracted manuscript to turn in (Deadly Testimony, a Safeguard novel) and 2 short stories before diving into NaNoWriMo to start drafting the final books in each of my romantic suspense series: Safeguard and True Heroes.

I’m still really enjoying using a paper planner to keep my writerly tasks clear in my head. In fact, I’ve been looking at great features of other planner systems (though I’m still using my Erin Condren planner!). For example, I’m loving the concept of inkWELL Press‘ mission boards. There’s also the clean, simplistic look of Passion Planner’s Academic layout with the area for mind-mapping and thoughtful doodling.

These nifty features are helpful to keep monthly or weekly goals in mind as well as encourage brainstorming. Trust me, I’ve been doing a lot of brainstorming recently. September is travel heavy and I want to make the most of my writing time. Optimizing the use of my paper planner is key. Plus, I want to enjoy all of it as I go and playing with washi tape and stickers in my planner makes me happy. 😉

We’re headed into Labor Day Weekend and it’s my birthday month so I’ve decided to give away a Passion Planner Academic Compact planner for August ’15 – August ’16 to one winner (open to US and International entrants).

So what are your goals for September? or the rest of the year?

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9 replies
  1. Theresa Cole
    Theresa Cole says:

    I’m still working the seasonal day job at the bookstore, so my time is super limited, BUT, I have a few freelance edits lined up, two books to edit for a publisher, and I want to write at least 30k by the end of September. Now if only I didn’t need sleep. lol

  2. melissamyworldinwordsandpages
    melissamyworldinwordsandpages says:

    This looks like an amazing planner! My plans for September are to get freelance content editing job done, map for NaNoWriMo, and re-read a novella story and add in changes. All mixed with Kiddo’s football and working during the day.

    I’m with Theresa there. Who needs sleep?! lol.

    Take care Piper. 🙂

  3. Stephanie Collins
    Stephanie Collins says:

    I’m about to start 5 classes while working full+time and still blogging. I’m going to have to get organized.

  4. B
    B says:

    I wrote a whole long post, but my page timed out and a lost it. So, here it goes again.

    That planner is beautiful… I live by color-coded lists in a notebook I keep in my purse 95% of the time. I think I need to get myself one of these planners to better organize my life & lists.

    Plans for September include practicing my penmanship, more sewing projects, more paper-craft projects, more house projects, more canning experiments, and keeping up-to-date with my new Facebook Page (Thistle Hill Cottage) and blog to document my journeys.

    Plans for the year… The above list on overdrive (minus the canning, should be done for the year in a month or so).

  5. Bipin Daniel
    Bipin Daniel says:

    Simple and straight from heart writeup! I will definitely approach you for my upcoming notebook project ” The Mont Notebook”

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