Today I feel like I have officially started the second book in the series! I knocked out more than 1000 words on the backstory of my main baddie over the weekend. I reread the last page this morning and felt like I had enough to make it work. His motivations and how he operates seem clear to me. I understand where he came from and how it influenced him and I’ve got a few of the major components of his plan. So I pressed on and started the outline. I got stuck for a bit (I really wasn’t expecting that right at the beginning and I will probably write about it later this week), but still managed to get the first two chapters down and I started my list of characters. I really feel like I’m in business already. It feels good.
I know that I want to finish the outline by the end of next week. Since I haven’t outlined it yet, I don’t know how many chapters that would be :p Using ye olde Magic Eight Ball for advice yields an answer of 40-50 chapters in total. So, with that, my goal is to have the first 20-25 chapters plugged into my outline by week’s end.