The trouble is: now that I look at it again, I can't remember which bits were written by me, and which were written by other people and faithfully copied down by me as research! so I am going to have to revisit it word by word (oh, dear, what a horrible thing to contemplate - NOT. I am rubbing my hands with glee again).
Back then, I used Microsoft Word to contain my words of wisdom. A wonderful word processor, it does have disadvantages when you are writing anything of any considerable length like a book (scrolling to see things and find things, for instance). So now I am going to use Scrivener (the Windows version). I have imported those precious 14,000 words, and already I feel more in control. I can divide them into chapters and even paragraphs, find things easily, use the corkboard feature so I can see at a glance where I am. Eventually, when I have worked out what is research and which are my own words, I can separate the two and yet keep the research within the same program. Scrivener puts the "flow" back into "workflow".
Roll on February!