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Being Organized Part I – Keeping Track Of Where You Are
I can’t stress enough the importance keeping track of your progress. How far can a writer get if they have to take the time to figure out where they are when they arrive at the starting point?
I work between Scrivener, a hard copy, and hand-written copy. My routine is to do all edits back to scrivener then file the hard copies. I also add all handwritten material back to scrivener then print out another hard copy. This helps me have an idea where I am along the storyline. If I have hand-written copy in the binder (I’ll discuss the binder later) I know Scrivener isn’t the most up-to-date version. If I have hard copy with edits then I know, as with the hand-written copy that the Scrivener file isn’t the latest version of my story.
Routine is key. By establishing a routine and regular habits for my writing it has become easier to keep on top of things and make fewer mistakes. Don’t think that spontaneity is discouraged; inspiration comes on its own time.