After reading Jennifer M Eaton’s blog post I realized that I don’t always write in a linear manner. Especially with longer pieces. I tend to write scenes as they show up in my imagination. When I do write in the proper order of things, and an idea for another part of the story pops into my head I use the Comment Feature in Word. This way I don’t have to leave what I’m working on; I just add a comment.
For instance, if I’m working on Chapter Four and I realize that I’ll have to add a small change back in Chapter Two, I click on the comment icon, type up a quick reminder to myself, close it, and go back to what I was typing. This way I don’t lose my train of thought plus I don’t lose the idea.
Later, once I’m done writing or revising, I can go back to that comment and act on it.