Bonus Blog: Clearing My Brain

Its not fair. -_- I have so many ideas, so many things I want to do that I can’t keep up! I keep coming up with all these wonderful plans and ideas and tricks, but I can’t seem to get them in any order.

Yes… this is a whiny post; I don’t do these very often but right now I can’t help it. My brain is so scattered right now, that its hard to put anything into any sort of order and then, all of a sudden I’ve lost some of the marvellous ideas because I was in the wrong place to write them down. -_- Its my own fault; particularly the blog post in particular that I knew and understood an hour ago and now I’ve lost in the untidy wreckage that is my brain matter. Sigh. There’s only one thing left to do:

MASSIVE BRAIN CLEAR OUT!!!cleanin g- open clip art

Now, I’ve done this before and I have to say it worked marvellously well. It involved me writing down everything I wanted to do. I mean everything even if it wasn’t on the cards for months or years. Every idea, every plan, every blog post, every thought, every vague little sense of ‘I could write about that one day.’ I’d write them all down on one page and then start to go through it piece by piece, separating it into categories: writing, work, love life, film watching, book reading, family and so on. Then I’d go through each category and mark out little headers; now, later, waaaaaay off, hard, easy, long term, short term… that sort of thing. Then, finally I’d go into each of those headers and number them by order of priority. Once I’ve done that, its easy to back to the categories and figure out which ones are the most important and why, enabling me to then make a plan.

Its all a bit long winded when I write it like that, but the last time I did it I got a shit load more done. I also slept better and spent less time sitting in the study silently screaming; ‘fuck, what the hell do I do now?!?!?!’ So… with that in mind… time to clear my brain.

Wish me luck! x

About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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3 Responses to Bonus Blog: Clearing My Brain

  1. Excellent plan! I’m big on lists, they really work – you’ll get back in the swing soon. 😉


  2. Pingback: Bonus Blog: I’ve Lost My Way… :( « Writing: A Conversation Without Interruptions

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