Thursday, January 10, 2013

Organizing my World

After following a fabulous blog series on creating Story Bibles by Rebecca Blain, I decided that I could stand to organize the world of mine. I have a lot of details floating around in my head, but they tend to change, and I don't have them written down anywhere, so it can be hard to keep things consistent. I have at least two books planned in this series, perhaps more.

I have a few sparing notes in Scrivener, but otherwise, this is just a very basic sketch. So today, after some abortive attempts to find office supply stores to buy the things I needed, I found what I was after. (Click images for closeup view)

I am using a 1 inch 3-ring binder, with nice tabbed folder dividers for each section. I used a sheet of my daughters' colored construction paper for a cover to make it nice, since I haven't drawn anything worth using in years. Lots of construction paper. :) I have sections tabbed out, so I can start filling them. When I feel like it, I'll add to it, and start building on it. I even sketched out a rudimentary continental map that I've had floating in my head for a while. It's rough, and half of the countries aren't named yet, but it gives me some spacial references.

So yay for productivity! My transcription challenge is going well. In spite of one day of under 1,000 words, I'm still well ahead of my target right now for words. 6,338, and I haven't written yet today.

It's a simple start, but a pleasing one. I feel accomplished! Now to get back to my transcription.


Brooke R. Busse said...

That's great! I love me some organizing. Recently I got new binders so I'm planning on reorganizing my binders for all of my stories soon.

I like your map. :) I myself find drawing them fun though it does require one's brain.

Mildred R Holmes said...

I got some plain binders and a bunch of paper, for revisions. I got a couple of the envelope type file with a velcro fastening to keep loose sheets in. Carry that with me and have had inspiration strike when riding in the car. Luckily, my sis was driving so my "aha" moment wasn't lost and mom and sis were only startled. I saw them exchange "the look" and shook my head.

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