I’ve finished the first round of edits for my SpoNoWriMo novel, and while I am letting it sit to gain some distance from it, I am planning my next project. It’s a mystery fantasy, and I’ve decided to outline instead of discovery-write it, for a number of reasons.
- One, I generally write better with an outline. It helps me write a tighter, more focused story without the wandering of discovery-writing (not that wandering doesn’t work for me, as it sometimes leads to great discoveries).
- Two, because the story is about solving a mystery, and I want to know all the details up front.