Today I hit a bit of a problem with the chapter outlines for We Are Watching. I’m succeeding in shaping the plot in its necessary form, but with three chapters outlined it still hasn’t really ignited for me. I like the opening, my characters, the story so far but… I suddenly find myself questioning whether this is a novel I want to write. Very unexpected but not unusual.
Tomorrow will probably be very different. If not… well, I’ll play around with a few more ideas. I’d rather have all of the doubt out of the way one way or another at outline stage than spend a few months working on a novel that ultimately doesn’t do what I want it to do.
An important part of the process — but still a pain in the arse! 😉