1: I opened up my trusty Scrivener and selected a new fiction novel file:
2: You now have a new novel ready to change to your tastes. I named the overall PiBoIdMo14 to keep it separate from all the other PiBoIdMos I plan on doing over the years to come (this year is my first!!). On the right, I have the Status bar open, but I ended up changing nothing from it. For the Label menu, I will have everything set-up as an Idea, but will also change the status of each idea as they get turned into the various stages of picture book manuscripts.
On the left, I removed 'Novel Format', 'Chapter' folder, 'Characters', 'Places', 'Front Matter', but kept the 'Template Sheets' in case I wanted to use them to help develop any characters.
3: I then changed 'Manuscript' (on the left menu) to PiBoIdMo14 and added ten new documents which I then labeled as Idea 1 through Idea 10. I also changed the Label on the right for each to Idea.
4: Next up was adding the basic outline for my ideas that I try to follow to each notecard.
5: From there, I will fill in the notecards for each Idea as I go (please note the story listed is not based on a true story...except that when my wife goes away, I love to torture her by using her favorite mug- a Thumper mug- and texting her the picture).
6: Then, when I click on Idea 1 (or whichever card it is on) I will begin the manuscript. On the right side I will be able to see the noted from the notecard for that idea. I'll also change the title of the card from Idea 1 to a possible title for the story.
7: This has nothing to do with Scrivener, but I also will be carrying a pocket sized writing journal with me to jot notes in during the month. I usually don't carry it with me (except in my messenger bag to work), but I probably will this month. If something comes up when I don't have it, I'll type something into my phone, or record a video of myself talking about my idea.
That's it! That's what I plan on doing. I hope you found it helpful- even if it's just one thing from the overall process I plan on using this year!