I was reading somewhere, maybe Twitter, about methods of revising first drafts.
I'm a OneNote junkie for my series bibles and character/world building notes, but I don't plot there. (I don't plot at all, really.) I have gotten into the habit of outlining. It makes writing so much faster and cleaner for me if I have a vague idea of where I'm going and what I'm doing. Even if I deviate (a lot) from my notes before it's all said and done.
Now that I'm thinking about it, outlining is kind of like a security blanket for me. Hmm.
Anyway. Let's flash forward. We've plotted/outlined/or neither and we've finished a book.
Where do you go from here?
I don't know about you, but I make notes as I write. On Post-Its. I love those things.
I just wrapped up the first draft for Eversworn and I have a stack of Post-Its I'm weeding through, adding in thoughts or objects I'd forgotten about but didn't want to stop my train of thought to correct at the time. I just bulldozed through and left the tiny things until the end.
I'm finding that method works best for me. That way, most of the loose ends are tied up before I begin my first read-through. So I have more uninterrupted time to read and think about character and plot development instead of, in this book for instance, where the model horse went while the h/h were getting frisky. ;)
So, plotter or pantser? Note cards, notebooks, OneNote? What do you use to cross the finish line?