Sunday, May 13, 2012

Outlining fail

I had this great idea. I was going to outline for my next random work that will never see the light of day (probably) I would do one of the classics. I would write short notes on Post-Its and stick them on my wall in order of when they go. Multiple columns, one for each character (or in one case, a group of characters). It would help me organize and plan this story beyond the prologue (I know what the prologue is).

So I put up enough for the prologue and then looked back to my laptop for ten minutes. A post it flutters down.

There are only ten post its on my wall and they are already falling off. Either my post its are defective or my wall is. Can you imagine if I actually continue this through the entire story? Chaos and pandemonium of pink (color of my post its) across my floor. More pandemonium than usual.

They continue to fall as I write this. What am I doing wrong? No one ever reported that you need a special wall to use post its. The one sitting on my laptop screen seems to be doing okay, why not my wall.

Sadly, this is how it often happens with me and new and improved ways to do simple tasks. It just doesn't work for me. Maybe I'll try large sheets of paper and markers next.

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