DayDreamer37 reading over my list knowing it's all possible!
My husband keeps track of his most important assignments by seeing what emails he has to deal with. I’ve used this method as well for certain projects. When I get the information I need from the email or respond to whomever sent it, then I file the email and consider that particular part of the project (no matter how big or small) as complete. Sometimes I’ll make a note on my to do list to deal with an email.
But using this method to keep track of assignments is only for projects where you’re working with others and doesn’t work for many of the writing projects I complete where I’m working alone. In that case I can always use the “task” or “calendar” in Outlook o send reminders etc.