Perhaps I am the ultimate paradox: an organized writer. In a world of 7,000,000,000+ people, I am sure I am not the only writer who is organized. How we are unlike is the way we are organized.
Because I was a businessperson with my own firm and used business techniques to reach my goals, I attempted to apply these to writing. Some techniques worked. Some didn’t. The biggest frustration was very inability to have an easy writing filing system.
Muse insists on tossing beautiful idea gems when I am doing research, doing nothing, doing anything. I had no way to find these precious bobbles quickly, nor connect them with others once found.
That is, until Muse insisted I start using OneNote. And once implemented, she let loose with a storm of novels and series ideas that has not slowed, nor do I expect her to.
In business, long before David Allen wrote Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, these methods were standard. One of the pillars of his, or any organization method, is setting up an easy reference filing system. For me, that has become OneNote. And, now, it’s free for everyone!