I was wondering how does everyone organize all there songwriting ideas. I am really good about capturing an idea as soon as it happens so it doesn't slip away but all my ideas are organized so badly it is usually more effort to look them up then to create new ideas. I need organization ideas for both audio and visual.
I have specific notebooks for lyrics. Granted, they usually end up containing other notes as well, but their main purpose is lyrics. I favor hard backed spiral bound journals as they are portable, and I never have to worry about a hard surface to write on. If you tend to write on assorted scraps of paper, perhaps you could create files, be they actual physical folders or folders on the computer, of pieces organized according to theme. If that sounds like it might be a workable solution, set aside a specific time at least once a week to file new material so it doesn't become an overwhelming task.