I am so glad I found this site!

I've been lurking, and downloading, and taking notes for a couple of months or so. I found your site when I was looking for planner refills. I didn't take a close enough look at first, because I went ahead and ordered some refills. Now, I wish I hadn't, LOL.

I have learned so much, and I really appreciate all of the time and energy that you all put into this site. I had never heard of GTD, but now I'm applying some (not yet all) of the principles in it. I had wanted to use 3x5 cards for planning and idea capturing, but was a bit at a loss as to how to effectively utilize them. Now I use them constantly. I've now started turning some of my great ideas for stories and scenes into my first novel, and I'm capturing the rest to use in this and later books.

I've felt quite a renewed sense of organization and control over my life and I'm really happy with where I'm currently heading. I still have a long way to go to feel "Stress Free Productivity", but I feel it is within my grasp and that excites me!

Again, thank you all very much for all of your input, output, and help!

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As a fellow novelist, I understand the importance of the organization of paper. I know there are SEVERAL writers on here that have tons of great advice and ideas. I didn't realize until I found this site that the only way to get yourself organized is to use something that works for you and your idiosyncratic ways of doing things. If it doesn't exist, you make it yourself!

Thanks, Maddiehope!

I appreciate the welcome! Also, I believe that this site has taught me the same thing, that if it doesn't work for me, it doesn't matter how much it cost or who endorses it. I still haven't found the planning version of the silver bullet, but I seem closer now, and I have MUCH better tools at my disposal.

Again, thanks!
I'm not crazy! I just write what the voices tell me to do!