For years I’ve tried to use outliners. For some reason I can’t get my
ideas to fit into that kind of structure. I was just thinking that my
thoughts and processing of them aren’t hierarchical, but instead more
like procedural programming.
When I think about things they aren’t structured like outlines they are
like rivers of thought flowing from one idea to the next. When I get
ideas that I want to write about it is usually sparked by reading
something and having the ideas spring forth and connect to other ideas.
My most difficult task is being able to describe the sometimes tenuous
connections that tie my ideas together.
The ideas are interesting and important but it is the stuff that
connects them that is what makes them so. And sometimes it’s hard to
come up with the words to describe the strange and mysterious fibers
that intertwine and connect ideas.