Outlining my first full novel

So, I’ve made some progress, but it’s really hard work.

I’m outlining the story, and tinkering with the plot. I’m hoping that means it will all hang together well when the reader gets into it.

I’m currently planning three books in a trilogy. Each book will be a stand-alone story, but the stories build on each other with the same characters, making a bigger story overall.

I’ve been using Ulysses for most of it, but trying Scrivener as well.

More, soon, on the main character for the first book. Better get back to it!


Starting First Novel

OK, no more procrastination (apart from this blog posting, obviously!)

Starting the first novel today.

I’ve been knocking around a few ideas for a mystery thriller, and writing stuff up in Ulysses. It’s a Bank Holiday Sunday here in the UK, so no excuses. I’ll get on with some more formal outlining today.

I guess this post will either be the one that haunts me, and gets removed when I fail to follow through, or it will become one of my favourites to check back on when I do my writing stats.

OK, buckle up. Here I go!