What To Do When You Have Too Many Ideas
I find myself in a bit of a dilemma: I have a number of story ideas circulating in my mind as I’m writing my newest novel.
For some reason, lately, new story scenarios keep coming to mind, either through things I read, a show I might watch or even in my dreams. Though things are coming along nicely for “Camping in High Heels: Yellowstone”, there are scenes that keep popping up for other stories that I want to write eventually.
At first this was driving me a little batty but now I have a file where I write or dictate the scene then put it out of my head. Now I know when I’m ready to write that particular book, I already have a head start on scenes and an outline to begin the book.
But I’m also finding this phenomena taking place in other areas of my life. If I’m cooking, I seem to think of five other things that need my attention at that very moment. Or I’ll be relaxing at the beach and suddenly remember about something I should have done at home before I left. When I’ve talked to my family about this, the word “stress” keeps getting repeated over and over.
Personally I don’t think it is stress but that I have a lot going on along with a lot of ideas. Though I do keep a notebook with me and use Google calendar on my iPad and iPhone, I’ve decided to try a Bullet Journal. I’m very new to this type of planner organization and we will see how it goes. If it works for me, I’ll blog about it or maybe even shoot a video (something on my list to learn!).
Have you ever used a Bullet Journal? If so, did it work or not work for you? I would love to hear your results.
Hope you are having a terrific weekend!
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