Last night I finished the outline for the sequel to my recently launched debut novel, “Our Monsters”. What a relief it is to have the ideas on paper. The overall story for the series was plotted over a year ago. However, the specifics of the action in each book, the twists and turns, subplots, all that was always left shadowed until I get to the outline. This way i can feel out how the flow of the narrative will go and incorporate details from the previous book (eventually “books”) into the follow up. After that, writing becomes easier. Basically, from the start I know where I’m going, the general direction and some of the places I want to visit.
Anyway, the sequel outline is finished and I’m going to start writing the book shortly. More updates and comments during the process as I go along so stay tuned!