The cards. Oh, god. The cards. There are about one hundred of them, but I think I’ve finally got everything down on these notecards.
That might seem like a lot, and—compared to some previous novels that I’ve done this with—it really is. In this case, though, I think that it’s very much worth it to have all of the character beats, clues, suspect elements, and resolutions on their own individual cards. Tomorrow, I’ll review this initial configuration (which is basically just the order in which the story occurred to me and I wrote everything down) and start playing around with the sequence to create a better sense of flow and development.
Also, I feel like I might be coming down with a cold. Which is awesome.