The clock is ticking and you can't find that document. Where is it? What did you name it? It's due now and you have to leave the house in five minutes for an appointment. You don't have time for seek and find.
Does this scenario sound familiar? We've all been here, hunting like crazy, scrambling to track down a missing document or file. If we're lucky, we gave it a sensible name and can use the search function on the computer to locate it. If not, we're in for aggravation and headaches.
I've worked in numerous occupations and am now the owner of my own business, so I know the importance of getting and staying organized. There's nothing more frustrating than spending valuable writing time searching for a file or working with jumbled, messy documents.
Here are a few tips to help you get and stay organized.
Create folders. Make one for every project you work on, then put everything related to the project in that folder. Everything. Emails, pictures, documents, it all goes in here. You may never need most of the contents of the file, but it will be there if you do, and it will be easy to find. Also, it's much quicker to save and back up a whole folder rather than many pieces of work. If your folder is getting full, make sub folders within the main one.
Read more tips here at my guest blog on Savvy Authors http://www.savvyauthors.com/vb/content.php?2012-Seven-Tips-for-Busy-Writers-to-Get-and-Stay-Organized-by-Naomi-Bellina&commentid=200772