To make up for my tardiness last week, I thought I should offer a selection of pastries as well as various teas and coffees for your consumption, so please help yourself.
I'm typing up my final edits and will resubmit my novel in the next couple of days, however, as soon as that's done, I'm going to go straight back to the wip I was working on a few weeks ago. The book I'm editing is a chick lit novel and the time frame covers several months, which hasn't been too much of a problem to follow. However my wip is a longer book with events taking place over several years, I'm also writing it from four (at the moment) points of view. So I need a well organized timeline.
With each book, I have a character list, a chapter summary and chapter index cards, as well as notes, etc, but for this longer book I'm having to do a lot of research and need to ensure that I have every event in the correct place for each character.
I was wondering if you do use a timeline, how you plan it? Do you have any advice on how to start setting up a timeline that shows where everything is quickly, without getting bogged down with too much information at every time point?
I'm probably making this far harder than it needs to be, but despite trying different ways of doing it, I can't seem to get it right and was wondering what works for other people.