How do you manage your files? Do you handle them differently for a work-in-progress than a revision?
I was reading a blog the other day- this one on GotYA- and a commenter mentioned the way they keep their files. It got me thinking.
A writer friend of mine houses each chapter in it's own file- all files in a specific folder for the project.
Me? I have one file for the novel, a file for the query, synopsis- you get the picture, and all of those are kept in a project folder on my desktop. I also back them up on jump-drives. I don't save multiple formats of my novel's file, I simply save over it as I revise.
There is no BookRevision1, BookRevision2 for me. I'd never keep it all straight. I do keep a file of scraps if I delete a large chunk of text. Just in case. And I have a copy of the original first draft for posterity. It, however, is saved in a different place.
What about you? How do you keep your files? Perhaps I'm the oddball, I don't know. (Wouldn't be anything new!)
On a rather humorous side note- Super-spawn has gotten to where he can recite the first three Harry Potter movies. (The parts I let him watch anyway.) He's not even three yet! I'm raising him right. ;)