I have a confession to make. I'm a disorganized person. Now for those of you who know me well, you're snickering, rolling your eyes and thinking, "Yeah, like I didn't already know that." There may be some I've fooled. It's getting close to the end of the year and I feel the need to confess. I'm a mess. My office is a mess. My house is a mess, but that's a different blog for another day.
Right now, when I go to my word documents, I have 12 different files for my first book. Some are different versions, some are notes I've made on possible changes, there's a synopsis, possibly several. You get the idea. And that's just for one book on my computer.
I also have a file cabinet filled with old contest scores, rejections, story ideas, marketing, etc. It's also a chaotic mess.
So why am I telling you this? Because I need to hear from those who are organized, who have it together. Who only have one version of each item and don't feel the need to create a new file every time there's a new idea for your story.
I also need to hear from those who are in the same position I am...but that's just because I don't want to be the only one who's this disorganized.
What are your tips and ideas for keeping your writing life organized? What secrets can you share about organizing your computer files or paper files? It's coming up on the new year and I really want to de-clutter my writing life! Can you help?