I’m one of those people that can’t keep a journal. I’ve tried. I just don’t do well with them.
One of the major reasons being that my hand writing is not exactly legibile. I’m being kind here. Also, my brain seems to prefer the process of typing than writing long hand. Which is odd, because I’m also a sketch artist who takes to drawing by hand better than digitally with a tablet. I’m not sure what that says about me.
Rather than try to force the issue, I thought I’d flow with the current and try my luck with journaling software. For the past six months or so, I’ve been happily using Springnote.
Unfortunately, Springnote recently announced they would be closing their services as of September 27th. You can register for a backup of your documents as of today, apparantly, but since the instructions are vague and the process is lenghty, I just said screw it, downloaded Evernote and manually copied and pasted all of my files over.
I’m sad to see the service go but am pretty content with Evernote. There’s some cool features I haven’t played around with yet but I’ll get to that. For now, I’m just focusing on organizing my series notes and getting back on track before September 1st.
How do you keep organized? Do you work better long hand or by keyboard? On a scale of controlled chaos to anal retentive, how specific is your process during the planning stages?