At a certain point in my research I decided to make index cards that would allow me to keep track of the story on a day-to-day basis. I don’t know how many hundreds of them I ultimately filled out, but I do know that they served their purpose well. I went back to them often as I was trying to find the context in which certain events of the book took place.
Now that I’ve finished writing the book, I of course still have the cards. I’ve decided today to start sharing some of them, on the days to which they pertain.
The first comes from 1913.