The steps below help me to keep on track when writing a novel. Through trial and error, I've come up with these ideas to stay organized.
Get idea. Get excited about idea. Start outlining, mental planning--whatever you do to get going. I always just dive into the writing.
Open a second document on your computer. I name mine [NAME OF BOOK] NOTES.DOC. Keep it open whenever you're working on this manuscript. In it note each new character's name and description as you write… Continue