I plan on finishing revisions of the XIII series (urban fantasy) by the end of October in order to have time for NaNoWriMo and the other revision projects I will have going on for the rest of the year. But, as it always has in the past, XIII has managed to become more complicated than I ever thought possible.
Now I need a story bible (AKA writing bible or series bible) to organize everything about the series, make sure there are no inconsistencies, and keep myself from becoming more insane than I already am.
I currently have two binders full of things about the series, an 19-page document in Microsoft Word, and a private Tumblr to jot down random things I find online that have relevance to the series. Needless to say, all that has gotten a bit overwhelming, so I need to work on creating a better system of organization.
What I’d like to keep track of in the story bible:
-old material from previous drafts
-plans for revision
Have you ever created a story bible? Has it been helpful – or annoying to keep up with?