I’ve got these deadlines in my calendar for writing short stories, based on the duotrope theme calendar. But my main problem is I have to do three or four of em in a month, or at least attempt an idea at them – I could postpone submitting till March and roll up to it slowly, but it’s easier, in most cases, for me simply to jump in both feet.
So I designed a deceptively simple cover sheet for my projects – it’s got space to track the idea, or outline, the title, the link, notes, and each draft status. You can print it or simply open it and update it once a month, and is also a handy dandy cover sheet for any contracts you may need to later file.
You can download, modify and mess with the file from deadline planning – let me know if you get any use out of it?