First, let me start by saying, “Ugh!” This weeks blog is gonna be short, which I hope is cool with everyone.
Did you know there are literally hundreds of resources for managing multiple writing projects? There are software programs, books, blogs, webinars, seminars, etc. It’s crazy. I get people need help to focus; we all need that kind of help…
Oh look, squirrel.
Where was I? Oh right, staying focused. Right now I have three projects I’m working on. I’m writing A New World–Conspiracy, I’m writing TAD (my new writing project), and I want to edit/rework ‘The Reunion’ which was just published on Tall Tale TV, click here to check it out.
So, how do I keep it all under control? I’m very basic. I use outlines, notes, research, and character sheets. That’s all I use and for me that’s all I need. I’m familiar with writers who use Scriverner and love it, which is great. For me it’s one more item to manage. It’s like using Microsoft Projects at the office, sure it works but you’ve got to manage it and populate it. Ugh. That’s way too much work for me. I like to keep it simple.
I understand that what works for me may not work for everyone and that’s great. What I’m really curious about today is what other writers think and use. How do you keep everything you’re working on straight and organized? Heck, you don’t even need to be a writer, just a busy person with a lot of balls in the air. If you’ve got some great tips and tricks tell me. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Until next time, have a great week.