We did it! The book is now totally outlined, all the way to the end. Lots of happy dancing around here, especially because neither of us are outliners. But having a real live roadmap might be a welcome change, to be honest. And trust me when I say, two heads are definitely better than one.
Over the past three days I've added 7000 to the manuscript. Love this forward momentum. Flying home tomorrow and I think I'm going to read and chill, then start again in earnest Saturday. I am now officially on deadline. I want my draft done in mid January so I have lots of time to edit, so I'm going monk for a while. Early to bed, early to rise, as few distractions as possible.
Sigh. Best do my Christmas shopping on the plane, huh?
We had a fabulous Christmas lunch with some of the coolest writers in the Bay Area today, too. There is nothing better than hanging around a bunch of authors. I've done it twice this week, and I'm telling you, I am energized and inspired by the amazing ladies I've been blessed to hang with.
Sweet dreams, chickens!