I’m doing such a bad job with posting when I say I will. So sorry about that. I’ll try to be better. 🙂
One of the things I’ve been struggling with in revisions of Melisma is that there is so much information to keep track of. I rewrite a chapter and then a few chapters later I realize I can’t remember what I’ve revealed and what I haven’t. And so I end up repeating myself. Or spending too much time searching through my existing chapters trying to find it.
Here I go, still working on finding my writing process.
I decided to try a program that I heard about called Scrivener. The Windows version is just in Beta right now, so I’m working with an imperfect version of the program, but so far it’s been awesome. I can keep all my notes and research documents all in one program, and I can split the screen in two so I can be looking at my notes while I’m writing my manuscript. And I can attach key words to my chapters, divide up my chapters into scenes (that will then all merge together easily into a seamless word doc), and include notes attached to a certain document or to the entire project. I’ve loved it. It just makes it simpler for me to go in between chapters and notes and all that without having a bagillion word docs open.
How do you keep track of all your world building, characters, notes, and other info that you need while you write?