I’m just going to come right out and admit it. I’m a pantser. Outlines give me the heebie jeebies. That’s not to say I never have any idea where my novels are heading (sometimes I do). But my characters hold sway over my brain, dominion over my words. They make me write things I never saw coming, and my stories often take turns I never would have suspected.
But it’s a new year. I’m starting a new story. And tonight, I outlined. Not just a few notes for the next few chapters. Oh no. We’re talking scene by scene, chapter by chapter – the entire book has been plotted out before my very eyes. I cannot say with 100% certainty that my brain was not taken over y aliens during the process, or that my characters will agree to follow the plot all the way through. But it looks good. The outline even has some choice dialogue already keyed in. My fingers are itching to type and I’m ready to go.
If you’re one of my supporters on Patreon, you can expect to be reading Chapter One from The Burning (Book Three of Full Disclosure) any day now.
Are you ready?
Happy New Year,
P.S. If you have any things you are dying to see happen in book three, or questions you are hoping I’ll address, send me a note and I’ll do my best to see it through!
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