Have you ever heard the phrase, “Back to the drawing board”?
I’ve been standing in front of my storyboard for hours on end, trying to make sure I’ve tied up all my subplots/storylines and distributed them evenly throughout my WIP.
As a result, I’ve got no post today, so instead I’ll share a picture of said storyboard. (And my poster of one of my favorite shows, Castle.)
The notecards contain a brief summary and objective for each chapter. The sticky notes represent different subplots/storylines and I put them under each chapter. That way, I can see at a glance if I’m too heavy/light for certain storylines, and how they weave in and out of the entire manuscript.
I find it to be a thing of organizational beauty, but please note, I plowed through the first four drafts using the “pantster method before I created this monster 🙂
What about you? How do you track subplots and storylines throughout your writing?