The Outline

There are no bad ideas in brainstorming, Hari reminded himself.  No bad ideas.

With that, he started writing. For three days he wrote. He wasn’t sure what would anger his writer friends more, that he ignored their texts or that he was able to stay focused for three straight days. At the end of the time though, he had an outline for the next great hard sci-fi fantasy novel. Characters were fleshed out, A plots, B plots, C plots even; they were all written out and outlined to perfection. A few months of putting the right words in the right place and the book would be complete.

When it came time to show the draft to his editor, the nerves started to take over.

“Relax,” the editor said as Hari took a seat in the office that suddenly felt much, much smaller than it actually was. “I know you’ve put a lot of work into this. Three whole days you said? That’s something.”

Hari graciously accepted a cup of coffee handed him by the editor’s staffer. “Thank you,” he said. “It was a lot of work. Don’t think I slept at all. The walls were melting at one point, but I came through!”

Hari was not sure if he was joking or not, but he was glad to have a product done.

The editor started to read. Hari watched as the excitement drained from the editor’s face.

“Hari, I’m pretty sure this is a play by play breakdown of the 1994 NBA Finals.” The editor said.

Hari’s head hanged low. “I thought I dreamed that. Sorry. Go Rockets though, right?”

“I’m a Knicks fan. Why don’t you write something else, something more genre related, and come back after you’ve had some sleep, okay?” The editor said, motioning for Hari to leave.

Hari finished the coffee as he left the office.  If there was one thing this writer could do, drinking coffee was it.



So that’s about how my projects are going. How are yours?


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