SIMPLE Writers Bullet Journal | 2019 Set Up

SIMPLE Writers Bullet Journal | 2019 Set Up

[SIMPLE Writers Bullet Journal | 2019 Set Up] hey friends I’m author Brittany Wang and
if you are a writer and love bullet journaling as much as I do or you’ve
been looking to get into it you are going to love this video because I’m
going to show you exactly how I set and accomplished my writing and author
platform goals using my bullet journal I’m also going to give you a little
recap of how I did on my bimonthly goals the last two months and what I’m
planning for January and February as I show you my tips and tricks and the
different spreads I use in my bullet journal I’m also going to be giving you
guys a little recap because I do bimonthly goals on this channel of how I
did on my goals for November and December and what I am looking to do for
January and February alright so first thing I did when setting up my bullet
journal for 2019 was to make sure I had all the materials I wanted and so I’m
just gonna briefly list them here and they will be in the description below as
well if you want to check them out but first of all I love using the Sharpie
fine lighter pens that they are my absolute favorite and you’re gonna see
that they just write really well and really stick out on the page and then my
favorite highlighters are the mild liner highlighters and you can see they come
in a variety of colors and I actually use them for most of my banners and
different things like that so you’ll see what those look like then I have some
sticky notes that I wanted to get in sort of matching pastel colors to my
notebook a ruler and last of all my notebook which I originally got from
Barnes & Noble but I did find on Amazon so if you’re looking to get something
like this they have a bunch of different patterns you can check that out again in
the description below ok so let’s see what is inside my bullet journal so
first thing we’re going to see it’s just a simple 2019 welcome page
I eventually want to put my word of the year here which I’m still trying to
figure out if you guys have any suggestions let me know in the comments
but one thing I do want to say as we proceed is I’m pretty minimalistic when
it comes to and below journal I like it to be really clean obviously I love
colors but I keep it pretty simple and I also keep it simple so that it’s easy to
update and I don’t have to spend hours and hours on each spread so if that
sounds good to you definitely keep watching because I just make it really
simple and really clean and really easy to keep up throughout the year then as
we go to the next page you would usually see an index here because you’ll usually
have just different spreads like daily and weekly and monthly spreads sort of
interspersed with all these other kinds of spreads but what I actually do is I
put all of those different spreads in the back and I start from the back and
go forward so I’m going to show you this at the end but what I like to keep is
just my planning pages my like monthly weekly yearly kind of pages I have to be
getting sort of going straight through without other spreads sort of going in
between so you’ll see how that functions in a minute but first of all I have my
future log and so I just have it the different months sort of set up with
just major events or holidays so I can keep track of the year also on these
pages I have little markers for just tracking my social media stuff’s on
Instagram YouTube Facebook Twitter and my newsletter and I just want to track
throughout each month how many followers or subscribers I have for each social
media platform and then next I have my first monthly spread and so you’ll see
here that I have this first page that is just the events of the particular month
and what I also like to do is use this as like a Thanksgiving this was supposed
to say Thanksgiving but like I thinks giving our gratitude page
and sort of highlight the major things that happen throughout the month so for
example on Monday put that I hit 900 subs on YouTube so thank you everybody
so much for subscribing and helping me get to 900 subscribers so fun but those
are the kind of things that I sort of put in here and
different events like my dad’s 60th birthday and all that Jess then over
here on this page I sort of separate my goals into author and like business
goals because I do some side business stuff but then also personal goals and
if you’ve been on my channel for a while you’re probably wondering hey don’t you
do bimonthly goals and I do I just forgot to create that page first
so it actually comes a little bit later so I’ll show you that afterwards but I
also take those bimonthly goals and separate them into the monthly goals so
that’s what this page is you’ll also notice that we’re about halfway through
the month and I haven’t checked off a bunch of things but I usually wait to
sort of go through and check off these things until I’ve been through the whole
month I go back here and I do like a little review the next thing I include
in succession are just the week’s spreads and I sort of do daily stuff
within each week so at the beginning of the week I will put my author fiscals
slash personal goals sort of up here and then progressively as it fills out I
will do Monday and then Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday it’s sort of
like whatever fits where so I can do it progressively and I don’t have to like
waste space and then I just set up the next week and you can see here again
that I keep it super simple I’m just using my highlighter to highlight the
banners and then I just use little circles instead of checkboxes I also try
to set my priorities so you’ll see here I have some little stars and I use those
stars to sort of mark the things that are top on my priority for either the
week or the day and to sort of say hey if I get nothing else done if I get
those things done then I’ve been a success today so usually I’ll have about
two or three per day and also if I don’t get to something I put a little line
with a little arrow just telling me that I need to push it off to you the next
day now this next spread is my January February bimonthly goals and I wanted to
tell you guys what I did and what I didn’t do in November and December but
before we get there I did promise that I was going to show you what spreads I’m
in the back here and so here again I have my index and then the following
pages I have different spreads so this spread I have spread ideas so as I see
other bullet videos or get ideas I sort of list ideas
of spreads that I can do in the future and then the ones I’ve done so far are
like a writing and author calendar so I wanted to sort of see the year at a
glance and see just different events that are happening that pertain to
authors or writers and sort of either work my content around that or work my
schedule around those things the next few pages are for my author platform
mostly for content brainstorming and planning and it just makes it so much
easier for the rest of the year so this first spread is my content brainstorming
page and so obviously I’ve blocked a lot of stuff off because they don’t want to
give too much away but I listed out a bunch of YouTube like video types that I
could do or topics I could do and then I also made a list of people I’d love to
collab with this year and just general video ideas there are like more specific
than these and for any of you all they’re tubers out there if you’d like
me to do a video that sort of lists out more of these kind of ideas so that you
can get ideas definitely let me know and I can do that the next page is a Content
calendar for the year specifically for YouTube but everything I do sort of
blogs and instagrams sort of revolves around what I do for YouTube so I didn’t
want to give too much away again but I did try to plan at least four ideas for
every month so that’s what sort of penciled in in here and then I write
them in pen as I do them the next spread is best of author to 2018 so this was
sort of part of my planning where I sort of went back and looked at my top search
terms and presented watched and different things like that to help me
plan for the new year then I am also a Christian and I very
much believe in the power of prayer so I wanted to have a prayer request spread
here and then you guys saw this in a previous video but I just made my
general 2019 goals here I also did a spread about just my routines daily
weekly and monthly that pertain to author stuff and more author platform
stuff and then my last fret here is my TBR and log for the year because one of
my goals is definitely to read a whole more and so obviously I have a bunch of
other books that I want to read but I just started off with a few and I’ve
already completed cinder this January so that was a really good read and I’m
excited to sort of add to this list and keep reading as well sort of check them
off as I go and sort of log how long it’s taken me to read as well finally as
promised I just wanted to give you guys a little recap I do this to keep myself
accountable but also to inspire you guys for what I got done in November in
December and what I want to get done in January in February
and obviously this is from a different bullet journal so you couldn’t just
ignore this is supposed to be for November and December of 2018 yeah these
are the things I got done I won NaNoWriMo I started working with my cps
for my work in progress for draft – I wanted to read at least one book a month
I’m actually read for I wanted to post one YouTube video a week and I actually
checked this off but there was one week that I didn’t cuz it was just a little
crazy during the holidays but for the most part I did that we hosted the
NaNoWriMo house Cup in the plotter life writers Facebook group which was so much
fun I released one newsletter each month and I also launched my author website
services what I didn’t get done I didn’t get to prepare for betas that I wanted
to in January but I’ll give you an update over here in a second I wanted to
hit 1000 subscribers by New Year’s on YouTube I didn’t hit that but like I
said before I just passed 900 so I think maybe this month maybe next month that
would be awesome and I had certain Instagram Twitter and
blog goals but just with everything else I wasn’t as consistent with that so I
definitely want to get better at that for this next round for this January and
February these are my goals separated into categories so for writing for
January I want to finish rounds with my cps and then in February I want to edit
my draft based on that feedback and prep it for betas hopefully to start that in
March yes I still want to make this then for reading I want to read at least one
book a month and in here I will put the two books one for January one for
February here so I can log that then for author – I want to do at least one video
a week one live stream a month and that includes my secret project with Bethany
which hopefully I will be telling you about soon
never so media stuff I want to keep up with
the plotter life Reuters Facebook group we have some weekly threads going on to
help you guys plan as well and succeed in your right early goals and we want to
do one event over the next two months I want to plan a year’s worth of content
which actually already did so I should be checking that off I want to figure
out batching routines so maybe batching enough content for two months at a time
ooh that’s a big one then these were the other things that I didn’t do the last
two months that I just want to do at least one post on Instagram a week but I
do stories like pretty much every day Twitter at least once a day and I want
to blog at least once a week with a Pinterest post then for my website
newsletter I want to do one newsletter a month
I want to revamp my for writers page which actually I already did this and I
have a bunch of tools and a bunch of my videos actually categorized into
different helpful categories for you guys on my writers page at author
brittany wink calm if you want to check that out and then for other websites i
want to create and launch two websites a month so I just put blanks here for the
names of the authors I’m going to create websites for then I want to prep for the
second author website bootcamp because we just finished the last one at the end
of December so I’d love to do this again maybe in March but we’ll see if you are
interested in learning how to create an author website for yourself and want to
be in one of my boot camps there is a waitlist and I’ll put the link on the
screen here and in the description below if you want to be alerted about when the
next one is so you don’t miss it alright everybody so that is my bullet
journal that is how I set up everything for 2019 I would love to know in the
comments if you do bullet journaling are there any different things or different
spreads that you do and if you got inspired by this or you are just
starting out with your bullet journal I would love to know what was helpful and
what you’d like to see more of in my next bullet journal video if you enjoyed
this video please give it a big thumbs up and if you’re not already consider
subscribing because we do lots of fun right early stuff like this on my
channel all the time next week I’m actually going to be giving you a
writing space and office tour so that’s gonna be really fun
as we’ve been doing a lot more sort of goal oriented stuff for the new year and
then I have a lot of really cool things plan
for the rest of the year so definitely make sure you subscribe and tune in next
week and until then happy writing

20 thoughts on “SIMPLE Writers Bullet Journal | 2019 Set Up

  1. Hey friends! I've LOVED organizing my writer and author platform goals in my bullet journal and I hope seeing how I set mine up helps inspire you! If you have any questions or have any other hacks that you want to share, let me know!! I love learning new bujo things! 😍

  2. I really wanna start bullet journaling! So I needed this video and another great person for bullet journaling is Amy Landeano I’m not sure if I spelled her last name right lol but she’s awesome! Also you seem like a super organized person so I would love know how you stay so well organized!

  3. As someone who is fully obsessed with their Happy Planner, I loooove all of these spreads and layouts. A lot of the writer content in my planner is done more like a bullet journal so I love watching how others set theirs up! Thanks for sharing your journal! =)

  4. Loved this Brittany!! I'm definitely dialing back to have more minimal spreads. I really like the idea of having collections st the back of the book 🙂

  5. My woty is focus – I really want to have one goal a month that I aim for. I'm very guilty of attempting to achieve ALL OF THE THINGS every day, which leaves me burnt out quickly. How do you win nano? Or is that just you finished a novel in time?

  6. This seems like a pretty regular bujo to me. I'm interested in what makes it a "writer's" bujo–planning arcs, character profiles, etc? I do like that it's really very simple, I'm not very artistic myself.

  7. This looks so good!! I love the way you use the mild liners to add color. Congrats on 900 subs!! So close to 1,000!!!💝

  8. I love how simple your bullet journal is! I don't have time to do the fancy spreads that everyone creates and usually end up doing something really easy, similar to what you have. I always love seeing what everyone else's bullet journals look like!

  9. I am a writer and found this video and your channel by searching for bullet journaling for writers. I really love the type of minimalist inspired spreads throughout your journal. If you have any additional tips, I would love to know. I just started my own channel, and in the future would like to have a bullet journal vid as well. ATM I'm just a daily journaler. Thank you for the inspiration.

  10. Love your simple organizational style. I never did bullet journaling but would like to try it as i get into writing a new novel. Wish I would have started in January as now half way through the year i would be wasting half of the journal itself.

  11. If you are in school and trying to become a writer I would suggest having a notebook/bullet journal that is for planning/school and one for writing.

  12. Wow, watching this i feel like a bumb. I definitly don't plan my writing or my life right now. I know sundays and wednesdays i go to church and the rest of the week i have no clue unless i have an appointment somewhere. I've gotta get on the ball and start being more busy and active in life, haha. Retired life. I guess i could just join a golf club like most retired men, haha. Lol well, thanks for the motivation.

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