I keep my inboxes empty. That’s my thing. Except my notebooks, the most beautiful and functional inboxes of all!
So I’ve started trying to process notes as I take them, on a semi-daily basis. It is difficult because sometimes I go all over the place in a given stack of papers, so I’m researching what others have done and creating little sub-systems as I go.
Of course I have a morale issue: I have literal banker’s boxes full of old notebooks, waiting to be processed. How am I gonna get to those?
Well, I’ll start tracking those separately. They sound like fun things to go transcribe somewhere secluded.
Currently, I produce about 4 pages of notes a day, sans deep dives that potentially fill entire notebooks, but probably on average add about 10 extra pages a week. And some illustrations, but my mobile camera will handle those fine.
Since I use a bullet, sub-bullet, and major heading system I should be able to kinda drop the points into my various tracking systems. Then the fun begins.