When you have a lot of ideas, how do you keep track of them? Do you write them down in a journal? On scraps of paper? In a Word or Excel file?
I used to write ideas down whenever I had one and just leave it wherever I wrote it. So at one point, I had multiple little notes of ideas covering my writing notebooks and I’ve probably lost a few over the years.
So instead, I started keeping a writing ideas doc back in 2012. I list out the series, the title, the main character, a brief summary of the plot or whatever the idea is, and its status (idea, draft, editing, etc.).
It’s now 8 pages long and as you can see, some ideas are more detailed than others. I highlight the ideas I’ve already finished or started working on.
And that’s pretty much it! Once I’m ready to start working on them, I take the ideas and plug them into a new Word doc or Scrivener and start fleshing them out further.
How do you keep track of your writing ideas? Let me know!