Knowing what’s due on a daily basis is important. More important: Being aware of which weeks have heavier work loads.
I also had freelance work to do, an upcoming event for Cockroach zine that needed promoting and agreed to help my partner finish packing and moving from his house into my apartment.
If I had a calendar set up with the production schedule of all the publications I would have seen a couple weeks ahead of time what a busy week it would be and have finished the freelance work earlier and asked to do the move the following weekend.
Lesson learned. I have a date with a calendar now.