Historically, I’ve kept a “WIP” (Work in progress) folder at the top level of my Dropbox folder. When a project is finished (as if I ever finish any projects ) I move the folder to the Attic or Filing Cabinet or somewhere else.
I was thinking about references and integration of J.D with my existing habits and wondered about moving J.D folders out of the J.D hierarchy while I work on them.
So, I create a new, numbered project folder in it’s rightful place in the tree. Then, I move it to WIP or whatever while I work on it. Then when finished I just move it back. This gives me an immediate, permanent J.D number for the project, but I can put it where I want it, temporarily, anyway.
Is this crazy talk?
One drawback I can think of is that if I’m not diligent with keeping an index, I could lose track of the last-used number, since it’ll be somewhere else. I’ve not yet decided how careful I want to be about indexing, but this would force the issue.
Otherwise, maybe I just learn to work within the J.D tree instead. This probably makes the most sense, but Old Dogs and all.