Outlining the end was a good idea

WC: 31,174, and almost 1k to go today (not a problem, just taking a short break first).

So I finally decided to “outline.” Not really, just organizing whatever plot notes I have not used yet. I rewrote them all in my notebook, in chronological order of where they occur in the story. Then as I think of anything else, I can jot down more notes in the margins. So basically, writing the rest of the novel will be easier since I know roughly what will happen. I didn’t want to start knowing everything, and that was a good way to do it because it left me open to lots of great twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. But now I have to make sure I tie up any loose ends that I need to tie up, and create some questions that could be answered in future installments if I decide to write more about these characters. Stuff like that.

I have about 3 weeks worth of notes for the end of the novel, which I kept adding to my notebook with “@ end” preceeding many of them. So I condensed them, which is also a LOT easier to read than flipping back and forth in the pages trying to see if I wrote anything else of relevence to what I’m writing at the time.

Is it time for chapter 4 of No Plot? No Problem! yet? Or am I still considered week 3? LOL.

No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days
NaNoWriMo is going a lot better than I had hoped. It’s so exciting.