Outlines of Something Sinister

Actually, it’s and outline of Zombie Love.

Today shortly after noon I finished sketching out (one simple sentence per scene, if you’ll recall) the entire book, scene by scene. By 4:30 I had 4,200 words of detailed outline of scenes. I anticipate about a 10,000 word outline when I’m done, nothing but high points of dialog and stage directions. I found two more glaring lacks in plot while I was sketching, and one more while outlining.

This…appears to be a good way to remove the ugly bumps in the road before I have to drive over them. Wow.

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Today Shannon & I spent with Dorothy (again) at the Saturday market, where Dorothy has a booth. I wandered in and out, spending much time sitting various places and typing on Neo. Lovely day, and Dorothy fed us pasta (mmmmmm) as a thank you. Yay Dorothy!

I had more to say, largely pointless nothings about an octogenarian with a brilliant red and blue Mohawk and so forth, but I’m sleepy. Night night.

2 thoughts on “Outlines of Something Sinister”

  1. On Sunday I completely scrubbed my novel because, although it was a clever concept, I couldn’t get any actual *story* to attach to it. So I’m starting over.

    1. *wince*

      Painful. Ugly. “Starting Over” is much better than “shit-canning it and cursing the day I learned to write”, though. Good job!

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