Me organized? Let me see if I have any crazy habits that just might work for you.
1.) I must possess every book that has anything of value, including a table or graph. One would think I could just photocopy that page... And, yes, value is in the eye of the beholder. But finding a great reference book is like striking it rich with a gold mine. Buy them. Neatly stand them somewhere. These books are your friends and springboards to your imagination. Or I need therapy.
2.) I've had wicked migraines for at least 4 months. They come and go whenever they please. But I find if I just rise before the 4 year old and write/revise until she wakes up to toy with me for 12 hours, I actually get something done before the headaches set in. My productivity has only begun to creep along since the new year. But the system is working for me.
3.) I store all my really wonderful research links on my blog or website. :) People like to find them. So, if you post the links in an organized fashion, people will come. And I don't have a million bookmarks. Just a website/doman to keep paid in full.
4.) I blog about my reference books because we have hurricanes tear through the Texas Gulf Coast (down here) and I want a detailed list of what's on my shelves. So, I blog about my treasured research library whenever I have the time. With my migraines, I've kind of slacked off on the posts. But I do have quite a list--everything from geology to cultural history, science, and writing books.
5.) You don't have to do as much laundry or prep for public display if you plan your errands all on one day each week--kind of the only way I can avoid really bad migraines instigated by trips to town. The rest of the time I can just hang in my jammies and write. Or rework scenes in my head until I can write when my 4 year old is asleep. ;) My alphasmart keeps me working on a wip when I'm waiting on my 4 year old to finish her science or art class. I haven't managed to type up a scene while waiting in line at the post office like I hear some writers do. ~Skhye
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