Planning #NaJoWriMo

For today’s journal entry, revisit the first prompt for this month and select one of the items on your list for what you would like to change, revise, and improve upon your life. Go into detail about the item you selected. Perhaps make a plan and write what the possible challenges you might face and what ways you can deal with those challenges. 

I need to update my poetry and fiction binders. I’ve written so much in the last 2 years and have not printed and added the new things to the binders.

Currently I have two large binders, but they are filled with work from my college days. I need to finish organizing them before I can even think about adding anything new. I want to make two separate collections. One for me and one for a friend to have. Some of the college work will have to be retyped as I only have the original copies from the mid-late 90s.

Items I will need for the remainder of the project are:

  • 4-6 new large binders
  • extra ink
  • a few reams of paper
  • plastic page holders
  • plastic dividers

I need to decide on a system for cataloguing the work – by year, by alphabetical order, or by theme.

I have over a 1000 pieces of poetry and fiction on my external drive. I need to get all of those printed and filed away.

I need to get into the habit of immediately printing off my work daily and adding it to the binders.

In order to do all of this on my meager income, I need to purchase a few of the items at a time. I will begin with the ink and paper since they are the most expensive and I cannot get anything else done until I get all of my work printed off.

Est. total cost of the project: $200

Projected start date: June 2016

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3 thoughts on “Planning #NaJoWriMo

  1. That’s a LOT of poetry, girlfriend. You going to get a book out of that anytime soon? I often wonder what to do about the blog. I would like to print everything off and save it. Been keeping a blog log (put I’m behind since the first of the year) just to help me find stuff. I’m approaching my 1000th post. That’s a lot of printing. Wish I had done what you said and printed them off as I did them.

    • It’s about 800 individual poems and then around 200 stories and 4 novellas. I don’t know if I will ever try to publish them in a book. Not sure they are all audience worthy. You should go ahead and do it, Calen.. just a bit at a time from past posts and keep current with newer writings. Eventually, you will have it all printed out 🙂

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