You can use a Gantt chart to plan your project schedule. It presents the order in which the tasks need to be carried out in a horizontal bar chart.
You can create a Gantt chart in Excel, by going to File, New and then choosing Gantt project planner.
You can also use Microsoft Project (part of Microsoft Office) to record your tasks and deadlines. The following books in the library provide support on using Microsoft Project.
Free online tool that organizes your projects into boards.
A free online task manager. It also comes as an app for smartphones, and for iPads.
If you prefer to have notes on paper, you can use the PocketMod website to create your own mini-folding planner which can then be printed out. There are various page templates you can use including weekly and monthly calendars, task lists and storyboards. Not all of them are customizable online, but the Simple List (in the Organizers section) is.
Your mobile phone will usually have a calendar function, or you can set up a calendar on Google Calendar which can be accessed at any computer, or via a smartphone.
You could set up a private blog or wiki to record your progress and to store early drafts of your designs and writing.