I outline my novels on index cards. I go over the process a little in one of my site workshops, and a LOT in How to Think Sideways, but my process is about as seat-of-the-pants as it’s possible to get while still having an idea where you want to end up.
And as of this morning, I have the working outline for Cady 2: The Book In Need Of A Title, ready to go.
I’m releasing Hunting the Corrigan’s Blood as Cadence Drake 1: Hunting the Corrigan’s Blood, and book two was going to be Cadence Drake 2: Invisible Warrior, but as I outlined the book, that title died the ugly death of irrelevance.
The title at the top of the index card in the picture, by the way, is the card title. I let my muse scribble on the cards first, writing out titles for scenes I have not yet imagined. Then I write a scene Sentence. And that’s it. Once I have all my scene titles and most of my scene Sentences, I’m ready to write.
Now I’m there. So next week, I start writing CD2.