And… YEP… Still outlining on Ohio Four

And there’s really not a lot you can say about that. It’s one 30-word sentence per scene that has to encompass the essence of the chapter while moving the whole story forward, and it is a pretty fast, efficient way to give yourself a migraine.

It works. It’s essential to my process of getting books done, and when I don’t do it, bad things happen. So I do it.

It just isn’t fun.

I’ll note, however, that today I discovered in the existing Ohio Four first draft one of the best scenes I’ve ever written, which I re-read today while making myself cry again… and that is DEFINITELY coming with me.

Now, however, on to very very much other stuff that must be done.

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By Holly

Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

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