This sample is my way of giving you my new way of making a check list. I sent a submission on Christmas Eve, last year. I did not notice my mistake until much later on, when I was checking the website forum I frequent. I forgot to double lines spacing and I always print out before putting in the double lines spacing – the reason for a print out is because of backups – a hard copy. So I hope this year with my New Year Resolution is to make a check list for each submission that I send. I print out this submission check list and I make sure that everything from the submission details I have is on this list.
The sample is scanned in as a picture and it’s not clear as I wanted but it is suffice for you to see that when I think of a new year resolution, I put to practice. At this time I usually work out the plans for the whole year and do some budgets for the whole year as well.
Oh I am feeling generous and I also put the table which is below. PLEASE NOTE:- this sample is for me to use and forever not looking on the internet when I solely write, I have a copy written in my own hand. As you can see in the sample it is very roughly hand written.
Oh if you want to use the sample, you can follow it and put design it to your preference. Also be aware I put the anthology as a title and I also put for Novel note on this as well. This is for you all to understand that I keep one for the whole lot during the year, I’ll change it and make it more better. As you can see on the sample – not clearly; I have color code some of the cells because I can understand it better. You can change it to your tastes. I am going to change this soon because of a few problems I just noticed.
In concluding the sample picture is a check list for me and thought to share. I better go and change it into a spreadsheet like Excel.
Oh in considering the harmful way I use paper you could use digital data backup but I am not sure how reliable it can be(I am a skeptical person when using technology especially banking). I do use paper for the hard copy as a backup. Why its better and more reliable than using hard drives and other media(explain more at a later time). I do use both sides of the paper when I do print for information or checking my stories for written mistakes and editing purposes. Damn one thing to think about is that fire could destroy all my backup copies. I think I need to invest in a fireproof safe(it is a costly venture). Here is another way of keeping most of the digital data backups in a blog(so to speak) or do a search for a site that solely do digital data backup(and relatively free – if possible).
Just talking about backups has reminded me about one of my plans for this year. I will do a series of computing posts which might help in an honest and easy way for you all to understand. Of course I’m not so sure if it will be a monthly or whenever I feel up to it. Just look out for that in the near future as my first post is about Spam. I know it is a plan and the first; a lot of people are receiving many emails and spam is a part of that thus I decided to post about it first and another reason I could count how many spam mails I receive during the year – around 30 + in emails and blog spam well over 100, lucky WordPress has that covered(More is coming soon).
Anyway most of you have thought of your new year resolution and by the date of this post you will or might not follow it. That is a normal reaction to the resolutions. All I can do is try my best to follow mine. Hey we’re human after all. For those who are trying to do their new year resolutions; I bid you all the success to you.