Why? I finished my 15-20 word outline for Don’t Tell Your Mother. It turned out as 18 words and focuses my intent more.
It also changes my draft quite a bit now that I’m getting into the third. (I think it’s the third draft. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track.)
It’s in a good way, though. I had been trying to get there, but something kept stopping me. I’ve been having issues putting my inciting incident into a short bit of words. A phone call took me to the heart of it.
I love how the brain swirls into something you’d forgotten you were thinking about. Perhaps that’s just me.
So with my new, short outline, I will be fixing my longer synopsis. Then I’ll be ready to dig into Chapter 3 and beyond!
Of course, Chapter 2 needs a few more shades to get there. Maybe I ought to start there first.
I think I’ll decide after I fix the synopsis. Priorities, y’know.
Not too long after that I will be able to figure out what to do with those two short outlines I also finished for yesterday. Both have working titles and one has a strong main character who has made herself known.
I can’t hide from them forever.