As a Writer, I Fell in Love With Trello
“Honey, what do we have for dinner tonight?”
“I didn’t see you cooking anything today.”
“Holy sh*t, let me check. Oopsie.”
By the way, Honey is my parrot’s name, who can talk.
I check my fridge and I see my head there — empty, as my teacher says. I scurried out through my big wooden door. My stomach is burning. I am starving. The nearest restaurant is 13 minutes away. And my friend John had taken my cycle today.
With my stomach boiling, I run to the restaurant. Finally, I am here, and let out a sigh of relief. It’s 2:27 a.m. now.
I can see the huge food display case with three rows with different types of fast food. It’s almost empty. It’s already late. I can see three burgers at the top left of the first row, two big grilled chickens in the top right of the same row; centre is empty — mutton biryani in the centre of the second row, vegetable pizza at the right of that row; the left side is empty— taco in the left of the last row, a cup of custard in the centre of that row, the right side is empty.
A few things that happen:
- Seeing the foods, my appetite tripled. I got more emotional about food.
- I can only see the food and not touch it. Whichever I want, I can ask for it and have it. I get to see only the foods and nothing else so I can stay clear and think better of whichever I want.
- I can see all the different types of food available. It’s easier for me to choose one.
- I can compare with other foods and choose whichever I love most.
- Due to less choice and less seriousness about who cares what I have now, or in other words disorganized choices of food due to the way they are placed, I can easily decide what to have because I am free to do so.
This Is Why I Love Trello
- I can collect as many ideas as I want and whenever I want it. I get more emotional about writing, i.e., my appetite (inspiration) to write increases.
- I just keep the working title or the main idea visible from the home page. I don’t keep the draft I worked on visible. It helps me stay clear and think better and get inspired sooner.
- All the ideas are together so it’s easier for me to visualize, organize, and find the pattern.
- I can compare all the working titles and try to improve my bad ones. Because I can easily compare.
- Disorganised ideas, meaning any amount of cards in any amount of list reduces the seriousness of formality. This helps me visualize even better. Because I don’t need to be formal or serious about anything. I am free.
If I put a working title, I usually have the first letter of every word as a capital. This somehow gets us in the right mindset for writing. It works.
I now write my whole stories in Trello. I am in that much love with Trello. Because I can write freely, with freedom. And being free brings this as well: I have zero tension, and hence I can get more ideas to write about.
Oh yeah, you guessed it right. I have written this whole story on Trello itself.