Shorts

ROW80LogocopyOK ROWERS! Help me here…

First: Tis a good week! Met writing goals because I’m doing more shorts, which is easier.

Second: I Need Advice:

I need a method of keeping track of my submissions and prospective submissions. This would work well on a spreadsheet… heck, my day-job is teaching spreadsheets so this would work really well…

…except that I want to be able to access this information via the internet no matter where I am. Even if all I have is my smart phone.

  • I use Dropbox and highly recommend it to anyone looking for cloud storage. But I would need to log in to the dropbox in order to view the file…I think…then again, I think I can make a public folder…but do I want that info in a public folder?
  • I haven’t experimented much with Google Docs. I wonder if that would work?
  • My initial idea was to create a private page here on my blog. That makes it easier to cut/paste links and such. But all I have is word-processing. There isn’t anything that works like a spreadsheet that I’ve found.
  • If a site such as Goodreads had some kind of gadget that I could keep the information handy yet private, that would be nice.

Third: I need to evaluate my progress with my novels. I do not like the fact that I have several unfinished novels on my shelf, and several more finished but unpolished. The short stories are fun and easy, but don’t make much money. Although the novels can’t be expected to make tons of cash, they would be a start to creating a body of work that I can call my own as opposed to little shorts here and there in various anthologies and magazines.

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About AmyBeth Inverness

A writer by birth, a redhead by choice.
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4 Responses to Shorts

  1. John Holton says:

    Try Google Drive (formerly Google Documents) to create your spreadsheets. (It also lets you create documents and presentations.) You then can get at them anywhere with a browser, and you can download them in all the popular formats. I use it as my portable Microsoft Office. All you need is a Google ID, and you get seven gigabytes.

  2. Mike Paulson says:

    I agree with John. I have used Google Drive/Docs for years for various projects. I’m not as sure how efficient it would be on a smartphone, as I would need more screen real-estate for what I do with my online spreadsheets, but if you’re only making simple changes from your phone, it should work well enough.

    I’d definitely recommend that you try it, and see if it works for you.

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