A screenwriting friend used this method to keep track of the days she wrote. I just started using it, and it’s working for me. There’s nothing like a shiny star to make you feel proud!
I had to go back to the basics so I remembered what my heroine does in Cleopatra’s Mother.
After lots of scribbling, I remembered that “she decides, she faces, she risks, and she does.”
It’s not great writing, but it keeps me on track.
About a foot of research journals on my desk.
This is only some of my collection.
Writing the Author’s Note for Marc Antony’s Best Wife, I remembered that I had to stop reading history.
Then I realized that Fulvia was part of an ancient smear campaign.