I’ve moved forward on the third chapter. I now have enough notes that I can almost just paste them all together and call it done. You know, except it would be terrible. But the content’s there! I’ve also realized that the entire fourth chapter according to my original outline is totally redundant now. That’s what happens with these things.
I’ve started using Scrivener to keep all my notes all organized and whatnot. Last time, I used several paper journals, index cards, sometimes napkins, Google Docs, and Word. Those work, of course, and it feels more authentic, but Scrivener does actually speed the process up a bit, I find. And I can never be one of those authentic writer types anyway. I’m more like some girl at the mall. “OMG! So, like, this character said this, right? And then this other character was all like, ‘I’m gonna rip out your guts and feed them to the hounds!’ and then I was like, wait, would that character actually say that?” You know.