I'm fully entrenched in two nonfiction work-for-hire pieces at the moment. Actually, really only entrenched in one, but thinking about the other. I love history, so I'm really excited about this assignment.
At any rate, the guidelines for this set require an outline--which, normally, I am not inclined to write. I wasn't sure where to start, so I spent some time looking at the history/social studies curriculum frameworks for my state. I pored through some of my library books. I googled Colonial America. I jotted some notes.
But last night at the library, I actually started outlining. And you know what? It's pretty cool! I can skim my notes and my resources and only pull out important highlights. I don't have to spend hours reading details--of course, that will come later. But I suddenly feel like I have a direction to go with this project.
I know a few of my CPs and blogging friends outline their plots, but I have never done it. It's got me thinking...
Who knows, maybe it'll inspire me to outline for my new novel. Anyone else outline?