Tagged onto my last post, I need help. I’m having a good problem: too many pieces to write for people who want them. I have deadlines that hit various points between now and the end of 2012.
It is nice to be “in demand” in my own way but I’m having a hard time with organization. I’ve asked the question before, I know, and I’ve tried a few things but nothing is really working. How do you keep track of what piece you need to be writing, for whom, and when the piece needs to be done?
I’ve tried a spreadsheet, a Google docs file, a wiki, and right now I just have a list taped up on my office wall. I need to pace myself somehow and prioritize based on deadline, length of composition, and learning curve for the instruments/ensemble. I feel like I need a separate calendar for this sort of thing but I don’t really know what/how it would look like. Thoughts?