Every now and then, I get what I think is a great idea for a story, but I’m invariably driving, or eating, or running, or changing a diaper, or almost asleep, and by the time I get to my computer, it’s floated away.
But not this last time. It came to me at the right moment and I was able to capture roughly 850 words about the main premise.
I now have 1,573 words down for the story arc and outline and I’m still going. I even have a character and locations list started. I think the outline will probably land at about 2,500 – 3,000 words. In fact, the whole idea is kinda scaring me, because it’s and open-ended story with many plot threads to follow and explore.
I pitched it to my wife the other day, and she liked it, which is high praise coming from someone that doesn’t like science fiction.