I think my husband's engineering ways are starting to rub off on me, because I decided to add them all up and see how many saved documents I have for each of my finished books (stalling, anyone?) I stopped short of making a pie chart of the results even though I knew it would've made him proud.
For Meg's Melody:
Document titles include:
Alternate beginnings 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
Element of Blank (the original title) installments 1-7 (when I was sending sections to my mom as I wrote them—that way she’d keep asking for more, so I had to keep writing in a timely manner)
Synopsis 1 and 2
TBI outtakes (TBI=traumatic brain injury--from before I’d even titled the story)
TBI treatment, information, interviews
And all of the critiques that my crit partners have sent me. (More about their awesomeness later)
I need to know if there are others out there like me!
Do you have a a ton of documents saved for each book you write?