Natasha McNeely's Author Blog

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I’m making a list – and checking it twice!

Yes. Yes, I did indeed go there, nearly two months after that holiday season came to an end. What can I say? I prefer Christmas to Valentine’s Day, and the title fit the topic of today’s post.

Why does it fit?

Because, just as the title says, I am making a list – and checking it twice! Not a list of children and who has been naughty or nice, but a list of titles and ideas and stories! Writing, Books, Text, List

My muse has been in uproar lately, throwing idea after idea at me and to make sure I can push those aside and focus on The Forbidden Series, I’m making a lovely list with basic information, so that once I finish this series, I can start another one without spending ages trying to remember the basics.

Believe it or not, I have at least thirty books worth of material; needless to say, I still have a few years of writing to go! And this number keeps rising. Why, just yesterday, after discussing very vague ideas with my friend, Elisa Nuckle, these ideas morphed into an entirely new series – one I am quite interested in, no less.

What can I say, the idea of breaking the fourth wall sounds quite intriguing to me.

So, I’m throwing all these ideas into a document that I’ll safeguard until the time comes for me to move on to something new; or, until I need to add another tale to the still-growing list.

Lots of work? Maybe. But in the end, it’s definitely worth it.

How do you go about keeping your stories organized, and choosing what to work on? Is there a method to your madness?