Just a quick entry. I finally finished the outline this weekend. Whew! It was almost as hard as writing the novel. By the time I was part of the way in, neatness and correct oultine form went totally out of the window. I added notes, made changes, wrote in margins, and my handwriting is legible only to me. I briefly considered typing it up on the computer. That made me tired all over. Nope, I told myself, it's going to be a great road map just the way you wrote it. I'm wondering, though, how many interesting side roads I'll be taking.
Tonight I began chapter one. The next time I mention this WIP will be when the first draft is completed. I'll let you know then if a detailed outline actually worked for me.