“To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way.” Plato
It’s fair to say that in the past my document organisation has been a little… lacking. Everything virtually just got shoved into a Writing folder. Some documents had their own folder based on whim or related-file count, some had their own folder based on genre. It was all a bit higgledy-piggledy.
If I am going to be writing copiously, as is my intention, then I really need to organise myself better.
I have done it with a deep folder-structure inside the Writing folder.
- Level 1 of the folder structure is based on the status of the writing piece: Incomplete, Completed and Published (an aspirational folder!)
- Level 2 is based on the genre. In each of the 3 folders I have a folder for all of the genres I have (or intend to) write in, based on my summation of genres.
- Level 3 is based on the length of the writing piece, based on these rough Wikipedia values.
- Finally, the level 4 folder will be the title of the writing piece.