But, what are the next steps? We're only 25% through this outline, but you've completed the first section of it. I would argue that Part 1 is the most in-depth, because you're establishing so much here. The next three sections have far fewer moving parts. And the information you'll be using directly reflects back on work that you did over the past few weeks. But, you still have a few options on how to proceed.
- Does my story follow a clear arc that my reader will be able to follow?
- Is my character relatable, specifically in regards to how he/she/it relates to the other characters?
- Is there clear conflict? Does my character have something to work toward as he/she/it progresses through the story?
- What did I learn about my character and my story in this process that will help me as I move forward with my story?
Perhaps how you proceed will tell you something about your writing process, if you didn't already have a process clearly defined (and even if you did). What option did you go with, and what did you learn about your writing and your story as a result?