68,000 words into my current work in progress, Grimoire, and this is what I’ve got:
I’ve got I’ve got four files with Grimoire in the name. One is the manuscript itself, 42 fairly short chapters. Two is Grimoire/query/synopsis/notes, which has my current query, a chapter by chapter synopsis, and a who’s who. It also has talents and tricks of the trade (like spells, charms, potions, and devices, to name a few), notable events occurring in 1806, things to do (like Ascot or the Henley Regatta),some interesting information regarding books of magic and all my references. Three is the file I’m currently sharing with my two utterly awesome critique partners (they’re both in different places in the book which makes it fun. Sometimes I hit send BEFORE I’ve attached anything). And four is ‘Grimoire extra’ which contains everything I’ve cut but might want to make use of later.
Oh, and I’ve got a bulletin board full of 3 x 5 cards filled with floor plans, genealogy, and basic information about certain historical persons of the time, like the Prince of Whales and his mistresses for example.
So, what have you got?
What does your process look like?