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By: Kristi Hartman
Even though I have been trying to slowly tackle our home over the last couple of months, one area that hasn't been looking so great is my writing organization. I have so many different places to write, I feel a little like I have writing ADD. I had written some of my book on a desktop computer, then when my husband generously bought me a laptop to help with my writing dreams, I started writing there. I also have a notebook to jot down ideas for when I don't want to get the computers out, because sometimes a good old pen and paper is nice too. THEN, I also have ideas and notes typed onto my 'notes' app on my iPhone. And as if that weren't enough, I have a mini diary I keep in my diaper bag, for yet another place to jot down ideas and inspiration quickly. Although, I probably bought that more because I love little tiny notebooks and journals. They are so cute and full of so many possibilities! If I could I would have a whole organized drawer full of journals and mini-journals stashed away in my home somewhere.
All these methods are effective and have helped on some occasions, but now, I feel a little scattered.
I love having the option of writing down thoughts for when an idea strikes, because often we think we will remember an amazing idea, to only be mad at ourselves later when our Mommy brains won't function as well as we thought they would.
I am a big believer in using our creativity and putting down thoughts, because you never know what is going to work. We don't want to stifle our creative sides by only letting ourselves record ideas that we think are 'worthy.'
My question is, how do you organize your writing life? What works for you? How do you keep your book ideas/ideas in general organized?