Since Tonya and I collaborate on work, and she is also my full-time business manager, we needed to get organized. I poked around, looking at project management tools. I needed something that we could both get up to speed on quickly, which ruled out Microsoft Project. I wanted something we could share on different laptops, which ruled out Microsoft Excel.

We’ve settled on a free app/website called Asana. I set it up with a month as a project (October Tales is the current one). Underneath that, I have all of the anthology invites and open calls that I am going to work on listed as tasks. They each have a due date, and I get alerts when a deadline is looming.

Yes, it’s free for individuals. Therefore, if you have a team writing or editing project to manage, consider Asana. So far, it’s worked out perfectly for both of us.

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