This week has been very exciting for me indeed! Starting this blog, the related twitter and the book has been very thrilling, and it’s only been made even better by this little planning strategy I came across in a wonderful book called Save The Cat! by Blake Snyder. But more on that in a second.

If you know me you’ll know how much I adore – and I mean adore – organising things. I was one of those weird kids who could spent a whole afternoon doing nothing but rearranging all the stationary on and inside her desk and I’d feel very grown-up and so organised doing it! (tell me I’m not the only one?) I’ve never really grown out of that strange little hobby, which was all the more reason why the planning strategy decribed in Save The Cat! appeals to me so very much.

I read through his books on my lunch breaks at work, taking notes here and there, and then I got to the fun bit! Organisation, you say? Easily rearranging ideas, you say? Colourcoding, you say? I was sold when my eyes spotted the word colourcoding. If you’re me it’s a magic word.

I won’t go into the details since that’s what his wonderful book is for, but it’s entirely designed to help people organise their screenplay and get their act together. Since it’s not a screenplay I’m writing but a book my Board looks a little different, but I’m having immense fun with it nontheless. And my mind is now focused on the writing ahead!

So here is my version of the Board, in its early stages from earlier this week.

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"Why are you doing this when you could be spending time with me? Pay attention to me, human!"
“Why are you doing this when you could be spending time with me? Pay attention to me, human!”

Such fun, guys! Such fun!

It’s looking much busier by now but the early-days version is less likely to spoil things for anyone opening it up, so this is all you get! πŸ™‚

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