Okay, so this is kind of a big deal. Last night I sat down and made an outline. Crazy, I know.

And by “big deal,” I mean lengthy deal.

What you’re looking at is the remainder of Book Three. Each line represents a separate story beat. Each color represents a separate POV character.

That’s all of it folks. Six chapters of mad-dash bedlam. From where I stand now, all the way to the end. I can’t tell you how empowering it feels to know for certain what’s about to go down. This preparatory step—which is highly unusual for me but quite necessary in this case, as you can see from the structural complexity—will ensure I waste as little time as possible in the trenches.

Now I just need to write it.

2 thoughts on “LINES, AND AN OUT

    1. I’ve only recently been getting back into the swing of things myself. After completing Book Two, signing with a literary agent, and winning an Honorable Mention at Writers of the Future in 2019, I basically took a three-year hiatus to focus on the rest of life while my agent shopped Book One around. Now that life has settled down somewhat and my agent’s gone out of business, it’s back to the ol’ grindstone. At this point, I’m pretty much guaranteed to complete Book Three before (God willing) Book One gets published, which will put me in a great position: I’m fairly confident I can start and finish the tetralogy’s fourth and final installment while Books One, Two, and Three go out to the public in a timely fashion.


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