If you hadn’t seen the reading log post for a while, I bet you don’t even remember when it was the last time I posted something about my writing progresses!
So I’d say it’s about time! This post was really overdue!
If I think this way, I realize that I managed to be a shame even as aspiring writer, other than as mum and generally speaking as human being!
I opened this blog mainly to speak about writing and not being able to write more often about writing seems a bit silly.
However, let’s see whether I’ll manage to avoid a too long rant and keep going with the update on my writing status!
If you thought I’m doing a big mess with books, reading my previous post, you can easily guess I’m doing the same with writing.
And you’d be right!
I have so many notebooks, pieces of paper, apps on writing, drives connected to my emails, files on my computer and laptop, that I really have a huge mess going on.
In other words, I don’t know what is where!
Despite that, in the attempt to give a tidy up of this endless sea of bytes and paper I narrowed down to four, at lease for the moment, the number of notebooks that I always have at hand.
Here you have them in the pictures!
From the left:
Orange notebook – In here I’m jotting down the elements of the new project, the urban fantasy about hunters. I’m putting notes of my researches, notes on the world building, notes about the plots and the characters.
Sheep notebook – In this one I’m trying to tidy up and give a more or less definitive form to the plots about my high fantasy world. Each plot is followed or is going to be followed by the list of characters, maps and main information about the world or the particular nation.
Gray notebook – It’s where I’m writing the actual book. A part from the fact that I had too many files on the computer, I realized that I couldn’t stay in front of the screen too long anymore. As I’m working in front of a computer now, I barely manage to update this blog, so in order to keep writing I’m using pen and paper…old style!
It seems that it’s working at the moment, let’s keep the fingers crossed!
I’ll curse myself for sure when I’ll have to pass all the writing into the computer – eventually I’ll have to – but for the moment it’s important to move on!
Small notebook – As you might read on the cover, this one is the notebook where I write the ideas I have for the blog. I usually bring it with me at all the times, everywhere, so I won’t lose any idea anymore.
Of course this means that also weird dreams and ideas for my books are going in there, but at least I know where they are…at least for now.
Once these notebooks will be finished and I’ll have to start a new one, I wonder whether I’ll be able to find them a place in where I’ll always be able to find them or they’ll get lost as the previous ones.
It might seem that I treat them like I didn’t care, but it’s not so. I’m just messy.
So, aspiring writers out there, can you give me an advice on how to tidy up the mess or sort the situation?
How do you do?
How do you organize your writing?
How do you manage not to lose your stuff?
Please, please, please write to me in the comments below!
Those, at least, won’t get lost!