I’m not sure if other writers have this problem but this past week, I’ve had some issues with figuring out which story to write.
It reminds me of how you throw more than one ball to a dog, and it doesn’t catch any of them. Yeah, kind of like that.
Organizing is helping, but I’m a typical Libra who waffles between decisions trying to find the best choices. Should I go with the short story, the non-fiction, or should I finish the stuff I already started?
I suppose I should let the Creative Muse decide for me; this way, I’ll be bursting with words. Or one would hope. She often abandons me without warning.
So far I organize with the following tips;
– I setup each novel with its own folder. All notes, character biographies, and plot outlines get stuffed in there.
– Any file I want to work on, I add the ! (exclamation point) in front of the word. For instance, !ThisBook. Why? Because it puts this at the top of the alphabetized list.
– I don’t always write from the beginning. When I have issues where I’m not entirely sure where the story beings, I just start writing. Eventually, the plot will reveal where the story starts and where it will end.
What are your tips? Post in comments.