I’ve been working on the outline for A Turquoise Song for a few weeks now, and tomorrow I can start reading the manuscript of Bluehammer. I had originally planned to have the outline for Song wrapped up by now.
So what have I got?
Well, I have a plot which I didn’t have three weeks ago, and an ending. I have a bad guy, and a justification for having ninjas in the story. I also have a new string to my process bow* with the index card technique and those kinds of tricks are always worth learning.
What I don’t have is a completed outline, although I have made good progress on making one: the plot is laid out in chapter headings, and the scenes just need to be broken down.
I am therefore going to hold off on reading Bluehammer until the Song outline is at least filled in. It won’t be as polished as originally hoped, but taking a break while I rummage around in Kissiltur instead will probably help me come back fresh in a few weeks.
How are your writing goals proceeding?
Update – I got the outline to a stage where I can put it down for a bit, so I will be starting to read Bluehammer on time after all.
[*] I always wondered what kind of bow it was that had more than one string.