Organizational ideas…. I know, we’ve talked about this topic before. The mention of organizing anything, let alone your writing notes, often brings a shudder to the creative’s heart. After all, you want to write a book. You’ve read about other authors who wrote ideas on a napkin and took off. Their books went through the roof in popularity and sales. Isn’t that how it works for book writers?
Yet, this scene plays out every day in some writer’s life somewhere: Writing inspiration comes in a surge of energy and excitement. But alas, it comes and goes, leaving behind blank pages and frustration. Where is that file? What was the name of the town I was using? Where does that surprise twist in the plot come into play? Overwhelm sets in. Some basic organizational ideas would have saved the day. Instead, this writer’s effort is fruitless.
If you are among the growing group of book writers these day, chances are you have lost track of some part of your notes or research at some point. And the results are disappointing at best, discouraging or derailing at worst. It can take massive amounts of energy to get back on track to start writing again. There is hope…and it’s pretty simple! [Read more…]