If you've read my blog at any length, you know I'm not a real fan of outlining. I am what is called a pantser--AKA writing off the seat of my pants.
Now, I can't say I never outline. In fact, even the most die-hard of pantser writers outline some, even if it's brief drabs in their mind. When I get an idea for a story, I describe it as Morse Code. The dots are places where I feel the story is going and the dashes are scenes I've thought about. Put them together and ta-da!
A story is born . . .
Earlier this week, at work, I decided to outline the rest of Straight Razor, the second novel in the Central Division Series. I'm currently 45,000 words into it and going strong. I figure another 25,000 words should about do it.
I spent both breaks and lunch outlining the rest of the story. Now, all I have to do is sit down and write.