We get lost in story construction. The elements mix and suddenly we do not know where we stopped or where we should begin again.
The beginning of the story is always the most carefully written. The beginnings always get the most attention. Rewrites spring naturally from there as our story grows. The ending also benefits from this phenomenon. And the middle, on the other hand, can become rushed. The middle bogs us down as we build piece by piece.
A work journal is the perfect remedy. For those technically minded, a spreadsheet works even better. Take notes on what has been completed and what needs to be done. Better yet, include questions that arise from the days work. Having this bird’s eye view assists in the process.
And if your story makes you famous, you can sell the journal as well…