The JoZie is a 12-month, planner designed to meet the needs of writers like you, who want to stay organized. It keeps the important information of your creative life at your fingertips, and helps you plan to make the most of your time.
The Big 7 Features:
A stiff attractive cover
12 monthly spreads (Sunday to Saturday)
Spiral bound & lays flat (can be folded without cracking a spine)
Tracks daily goals and word counts (or hours)
Provides “to do” lists
11 book pages to detail the creation of your individual projects (i.e., IP, ISBN, draft, cover, editors, MS tracker, dates, checklists, SM, ads and info)
Blank pages for additional notes
Written by internationally best-selling author J.C. McKenzie, and Jo-Ann Carson.
The JoZie Story
In 2021 on Vancouver Island—a dot on the map off the west-coast of Canada complete with noisy geese, Mounties, and beavers—a mother and daughter met for a writing date over coffee. Each of them arrived at the bistro with their arms filled with a laptop, notebooks, sticky notes, colored pens, and well-worn planners. They shared not only a passion for storytelling, but also a love for keeping their busy, creative lives organized.
That day as they drank their first cup of coffee, they talked about how they modified their store-bought planners to meet their needs. An idea was born: Why not create their own planner?
JC. McKenzie, a full-time high school teacher, mother of two active young children, wife, and avid reader created the design. She made sure it contained all the organizational sheets needed to help her make the most of her time. Jo-Ann Carson, her mother, watched in awe, cheered loudly, proofread, and researched publishers. They decided to call it JoZie, combining the first two letters of Jo-Ann and the last three letters of McKenzie.
In 2022, they printed the first edition at a local photocopying store. They shared some with author friends to get feedback, and they used it themselves. By the fall they were ready to produce a second edition, the JoZie 2023, with a few tweaks, and professional printing.
The JoZie has become an integral part of their creative lives, and they hope others will find it useful as well.
P.S. J.C. and Jo-Ann consider everyone who owns a JoZie to be part of the JoZie family and would love to hear how the planner works for you. You can view screenshots on Jo-Ann’s website (Jo-AnnCarson.com). Follow us on social media to get ideas about how to best use the JoZie, the planner designed for writers.
Canadians, please note JoZie is available on Amazon.ca!
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