My Bronte novel is roaring along so I can barely keep up. I have some scenes I should have typed into the computer already, I'm behind in my transcribing.
I write in long hand and then type the scenes in... Pad and pens are everywhere because I don't know when or where some of the novel will beam in . If I don't get it down right off, I can forget a good deal. ....and if I don't transcribe in a timely fashion , I find it hard to read my own writing !
I put a topic heading on each scene so I will know what it is about when I read it later....I seem to jump around time line wise... but the fact I'm doing a historical novel makes the writing a novel possible I think . Because I don't have to figure out a plot or what happens next...that's already been done by the real people I'm writing about .... The other thing that makes it possible is my librarian / writer husband will look it over and proof read it when it's finished lol
There's alot of crying and laughing as I write and there still is a ton to do when I weave these scenes together into their proper time sequence. Meticulous work
Charlotte's letters will be an essential aid. A big thank you to Margaret Smith, the letter's editor. Her foot notes are a joy and allow the reader to understand CB's great letters more
Also a must is Juliet Baker's " The Brontes " and so many other books, a Bronte novel should have a bibliography as much as a regular Bronte biography !
and let me just say writing this is soooo much FUN