How does one idea go from short story to novel overnight? I had one little idea of inspiration and now I have a novel outlined. Actually, I have 2 novels outlined, and a third and fourth book in this series in the idea stage. So, my one little idea I had yesterday is now a four book series.
Here is the first quarter of the first book’s outline:
Four Worlds: Ellevern Heir
Falk meets Tag in bar
Falk’s dad, Cristoval, comes home
Falk stow-a-ways in Tag’s ship
Tag sells Falk to Mr. Darby (complete with magic-stopping bracelet)
Tag meets Harris in the slave camp
Harris takes off the bracelet and they try to escape
Falk and Harris roam Earth
Falk and Harris are busted by Mr. Darby
Falk is taken aboard a ship to be sold to the Carthides – bracelet is back on and activated
Falk meets Chester (Chester is a girl)
Chester short circuits bracelet
Falk and Chester work together to disable the ship and send an SOS
Another ship intercepts Mr. Darby’s ship
Falk and Chestertry to communicate with the intercepting ship & get busted by Mr. Darby
The ships part and Mr. Darby’s ship is repaired
They set out again for the Carthides
Falk and Chester again to disable ship and are chased
Falk and Chester run into Harris who hid in the cargo hold
The three work together to get away in an escape pod
Falk tries to put out another SOS
I don’t normally share an idea when it is just in an outline stage, but I thought it might be a fun and interesting way to get the blog moving again. It also gives readers a peek inside my head and a peek into my process of writing.
I have a lot of notes written out in a notebook that constitutes the back story. I’ll probably make a few more notes, and then using the outline and notes, I’ll start fleshing out the first draft.
So, let me know if you thought this was interesting, neat, or boring.