As part of my writing regiment, I write out my material for a given role playing game. So for Traveller, I write out my patrons, I write up a description of a planet, the goods for sale, places for the players to buy drinks and so on. Previously, I just came up with a list of names and a few plot ideas, but I feel that having a number of different plot ideas in front of me has helped me to run a better game. I have even cumulated most of my work into a little handout for my players so they can operate better on the worlds.
All this is paying off in my freelance writing. This free flow of ideas has helped me to be more productive and organized then I normally am. My current freelance project, I’m on my last section and I have about 1000 words to go. With any luck, I’ll knock that out between Wednesday and Thursday. Then comes edits. 16,000 words to edit in 10 days. Good thing I’m becoming more organized. 😀