Hello folks. Yesterday I told you all about the unlikely inspiration that I received from an aerial assault by a menacing crow. Well, the idea that was born of the crow’s attack has begun to take shape. I must say that I am very excited about the beginnings of this idea for a novel. As of right now, I have never been able to finish any attempt at writing a novel. I have slogged through many a short story and a passel of flash fiction, but the novel has always been my stumbling block. Don’t get me wrong, it is my dream to actually start and finish a novel; I just haven’t had much luck with follow through.
Hopefully, my luck with that is changing. I began my novel outline today and was amazed at the story that began to unearth itself. It was like a tiny fossil that, as my chisel worked, began to take shape into quite the prehistoric beast! The ideas were flowing, I got some basic character sketches hashed out, and even a couple of subplots. I think that I am going to push this outline as far as I can go. This might be what was missing from my previous attempts at cranking out that elusive novel. I have never worked an outline before. Normally, I just plug away as I go, but that has never worked out for the best. Yes my friends, it seems like the outline is the WAY TO GO.
The novel will be fantasy, but I want to be careful to stay away from cliches and already-been-done story-lines. Wish me luck while I uncover this fossil…or I guess in this case it would be more appropriate to say-while I hatch this crow’s egg.