While trying to decide where to start working on The Academy of the Accord I discovered that I had parts of it in two or three different folders and running loose on my desktop. (I couldn’t decide if I wanted to start with entering the changes to Book 5 or working on Book 5.5, so I ended up settling on a two pronged approach: entering changes until my eyes bleed and then trying to pull together the stuff from other books that will comprise the new book until I’m read to cry.)
But I also really need to organize my Word docs. I have too many things started and they all need to be sorted out and given better names. I also had two files with basically the same name. *sigh* (In addition to having trouble naming people, towns, and books, I can’t seem to name Word docs, either.)
The problem with trying to organize all of them, of course, is that I would have to open them all to see what they are, give them better names, and find some way to sort them into categories that make sense so that I can find them again when I want or need them. And that, of course, leads to having to read them which leads to getting caught up in them which leads to this being nothing more than another form of procrastination.
On the other hand, my computer is getting more and more difficult on a daily basis, frequently freezing up and “not responding,” so having nice clean crisp versions of everything backed up in my gmail might be worth it for the peace of mind. (And if I devote the rest of the month to that project I might get it done by the new year.)
And having a more usable filing system on my computer wouldn’t be a bad thing.
I suppose I could work on a three pronged approach: enter changes, create new book, and back up a set number of files every day.
That sounds almost as bad as my original plan to add 100 words to Onyx Sun, Song and Sight, and the Academy of the Accord prequel every day, although I suppose it is somewhat more useful.