Luck or Planning? by Rick Killian | Sep 16, 2015 | 4 comments Victory awaits him who has everything in order — luck, people call it. Defeat is certain for him who has neglected to take the necessary precautions in time; this is called bad luck. Roald Amundsen, The South Pole (1912) Facebook Twitter Pinterest 4 Comments Marylee Z on February 12, 2016 at 4:41 pm Absolutely! Thank you. I’m having a hard time integrating my audio files of joke kernals with all the other stuff I collect for a set. Good to know the pile method has merit;) Reply Rick Killian on February 12, 2016 at 8:12 pm Yeah, you better believe it does! 🙂 Reply Marylee on December 15, 2015 at 5:05 pm Hi Rick, I’m enjoying the advice on your website and blog. Thanks for sharing important thoughts like the one above! Want to have everything in order before I approach you with my project and wondering if you would share how you keep yourself organized personally and organize specific projects? Reply Rick Killian on December 22, 2015 at 11:45 am Great question, Marylee! Honestly? I sort of gather everything into piles in my office and files on my computer. Materials (audio files, notes, a list of websites, etc.) for current projects usually go into DropBox so that I can access it from my desktop, iPad, and laptop; books, notepads, photocopies, magazine articles, or whatever physical go into a pile on one of my bookshelves. Depending on the project and how much I need to share it, I’ll either start the manuscript in Word or Scrivener. (I have a Word template I use for every new manuscript; I’ll probably create one for Scrivener too, but I find I have to move everything into Word anyway so that it is easier to share, so I haven’t done that yet.) I sort of collect all of the “marshmallows” (for what I mean, check out this post) into easily accessible “piles” so that when I am ready to start, I can clear my desk of old projects, transfer the materials to my desk, and get started. Sure, there’s more to it than that, but that’s the start. It’s also the easy part. 🙂 Does that help? Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.