The first time I saw a grouping of these Allium flowers, I knew they'd be one of my favorites. Huge blooms and the purple color make me sigh like a girl in love for the first time.
During the whole process of signing a book contract, getting an agent, and launching my debut novel, my life became a whirlwind. Now, what day was I on Jen's blog? How soon did the edits have to be finished? It became obvious I needed a way to keep track of the many details that fill my days.
For a planner to work, I needed one thing. It had to fit in my purse. During a shopping trip, I made a beeline for the stationary department. The selection ranged from fancy/expensive to small/cheap.
As I dug through the piles, I came across a compact calendar and knew it was the perfect choice. Why? It had a picture of a purple Allium. For me, half the battle is remembering to jot down dates and refer back to them on a regular basis. It may be silly, but the memory of that photo makes it a pleasure to check my planner.
Maybe now I won't forget any important dates.
Writers and Readers: How do you keep important dates from slipping by without notice?
Photo Credit: Ayla87