January 3rd, 2020 – 464

I’m debating a move away from Trello. Yes, I know how crazy that sounds, but let me emphasise, a move away does not equal abandoning. For tracking work tasks, emails and the like, Trello makes absolute sense. I stare at the screen all day, and it helps having that stuff in eye’s reach. That’s, an uncomfortable way of wording that, it conjurers an image of eyes with arms. Ok no, Imma stop doing this now.

Moving swift towards safer shores, I am considering decamping much of my life to a Bullet Journal. This is a type of organisational tool with a lot going for it that Trello doesn’t quite manage, but has a few problems of it’s own. For one, it’s paper. Yes I write all my stories by hand, but I cannot handle paper for long stretches of time. Lifelong problem, and the reason I’ve read hardly any books by hand. It’s basically Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows, The Lord of the Rings, The Hive Construct and Jane Eyre, and the latter was on a kindle so no it doesn’t count.

The advantages are multiple though, and a big one is I can make it super pretty. I like the methodology that sees you record ‘idle thoughts’ into something already processable, which yes I could do with my Trello column of the same name. What I also like is it could be the answer to my calendar woes. If I set timers on my phone at the start of a day based on what I have in my ‘Today’, I won’t miss those. This could be the answer to replacing Outlook that Trello never quite managed.

WHT is now at 3,148 words. Given that this is 6 pages of the handwritten journal, and each of those was about 350 to 400 words, I’ve added at a conservative estimate 748 words. That’s in line with VOL in terms of added content, so I would not be suprised if this story came in at the 90K mark too. I should stress, I don’t want it to, but I can’t help that. There is at least one chunk missing from this version, which is Taft in the Roman Empire, and that will push it to 90K close to guaranteed.

For now though, I’m off to the shop to do a cube draft and relax. With luck, my sleep schedule will be back on track in no time.