Productivity Tools for Writers


A very interesting short insight into productivity tools for writers. Although I’m for the moment only writing very lazily at my novel, I like the idea of having something at hand for the day I might need it. And especially a task manager! That’s like a huuuge block of post-its on the PC. Only they don’t vanish all of the sudden. Or get neatly rearranged by the office cleaning lady who means so well and hides them under your keyboard so your desk looks less messy. Looking forward to testing some of it!

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Screen captures of GQueues (desktop and mobile), Harvest and BoomerangTechnology plays an important role in all of our lives. I’m always interested in what’s new and trying to implement the latest advancements so I can do more in less time. I’ve recently started using a few new services and I wanted to share my experiences with you.


I am always looking to improve my time management skills especially capturing new tasks and prioritizing them. I’ve tried all manor of software and even as recently as 2 months ago, I was using a hybrid online-paper solution. Then a client turned me on to GQueues. Although not a Google product, you must have a Gmail account to make use of GQueues.  It is billed as “A full-featured online task manager for your Google Account and Google Apps account”. GQueues is fine as a stand alone task manager. It’s Getting Things Done friendly and similar to other online task…

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Writing time


Now I’ve just only started this blog three days ago, and already, I feel doubts creeping up.

Doubts that I won’t be able to produce content. Doubts about finding the time to write at all.

And the little devil on one shoulder whispering : “Hey, why don’t you let it all be and get down on the couch for some relaxed time. You could still get over an hour of senseless TV-watching before going to bed.”

And I find that that is just the biggest problem of all. Not finding the time. If I really wanted to, I could wake up an hour earlier, and write in the early morning hours, while I’m still fresh and creative. Although for the moment I honestly can’t face getting up even earlier than the daily 5.45 a.m., I know that it is a very logic approach to the issue. The main problem is that I have, as always, a thousand excuses as to why every other thing would do me so much more good than being strict with myself and getting the job done.

I guess that’s the point where I have to get to my senses again and think about how much I have been thinking and longing for this blog and how many hundreds of blogs I have already written during all that time in my head. The only matter is now to find a way to catch all the inspiration as it passes by, and write that great content that I draft in my head.

I’m not there yet, but convinced I’ll find my own way to it…