Yes, you heard me correctly. I am an outlining convert.
At least for now, and for what I'm doing.
This week I found myself struggling with writing the first draft of the sequel to Beholder's Eye as well as editing Shadowkill. It wasn't an easy task. I only have around 5000 words written on the new thriller novel so far.
Then, a thought occurred to me Wednesday: why not outline the novel. At least try. So I spent my work day and did it. I felt good afterwards too, because now I have a game plan for the novel. Now, all of you staunch outliners out there are sure to pat yourselves on the back--not so fast, sweetheart! I do see the value in outlining. But I do love the discovery part of writing as well.
In Shadowkill, I am around chapter 5 in the editing process--and a long ways to go.
But I'll get there. Keep in mind, we had Thanksgiving this week and another trip to Mayo this past Monday thrown in mix. And I still wrote.
Also, my mystery novelette Guest of Honor is free today. If you haven't picked it up yet, please do so.