In Other Words, Do As I Say, Not As I Have Done…
Spent more hours tonight than I care to think about getting organized from at least three or more years of not being organized, just writing.
Yes, I am reverting to a spread sheet for some stuff, and file folders to gather up story files. But trust me, when you get upward of a hundred short stories that are not tracked or in any kind of order, and you are writing as much as I am, it is time to organize. Don’t wait until then. Too stupid for words.
And even more annoying, I found at least five, maybe six (not organized enough yet to count them) short stories that I wrote at some point in the last year that are novel starts. Not really short stories. Three of them are Thunder Mountain stories, one is a Seeders, one is a Cold Poker Gang, and I damn near started into one of the Thunder Mountain starts, but managed to hold off.
I have missed a few days on the short story challenge, but not unexpected. And I am not worried. I think of the things that caused this miss was just this horrid feeling of being out of order. So tonight I made some progress.
And I got a lot of other stuff done today as well, so a good day.
So now off to work on Smith’s Monthly for a short time, then get a good night’s sleep and back at this organization tomorrow, and maybe even a new short story to put into the new organization.