ORGANIZE YOUR WORK Next Step


Next Step to Organize Your Work:


How can I organize the writing I have already done?
Step One:
During the week of each writing session, I suggest that you type your entry into your computer exactly as you wrote it. Give it a title and a date. I include the time of day because 8:00 am writing is different from 12:00 am work. This way you will not get behind in recording your writing into the computer. You can go back to the piece later for editing.


Step Two: 


Do I keep original with typed copy?

I print out a copy of the original Story Bit with date and title and put it in a 3 ring notebook. It is amazing how much work this proves to myself that I have written. I generally keep the original in the notebook it started in, yet I write the name of the filepath on the top. Sometimes it is easier to refind a piece of writing in the notebook because I remember what the handwritten version looks like

Do I keep one set to edit?

I sometimes print out 2 copies and write edit in pencil on one of them. (I now only print out a copy when I am ready to work on each Story Bit so I don’t have such a mass of daunting paper.)


Do you keep original with typed copy?   Yes. In a 3 ring notebook by year or subject.


Do you keep one set to edit?   I sometimes print out 2 copies and write edit in pencil on one of them. (I now only print out a copy when I am ready to work on each Story Bit so I don’t have such a mass of daunting paper.