Yes, I am planning for somebody else to write my novel.
I was just reading Outlining Your Novel by K.M. Weiland and the second chapter introduced an interesting idea for starting your outlining process: writing the perfect review for your future book. This is a glowing review of your finished book that highlights all the merits of the story. Whatever one writes in this review is the high level goal for the book.
I’ve been thinking lately how to better organize or schedule the writing of my book. As somebody who relies on calendars and schedules to complete my projects, I would like to find a similar approach for fiction writing.
So Weiland’s book got me thinking about an approach for planning my book: Creating a plan for somebody else’s work. In other words, prepare the scheme for the novel as a series of steps and directions to be followed by somebody, anybody, not necessarily me. My hope is that this will force me to be more explicit about the work that needs to be done, and like with the review, have a more clear defined goal that’s easier to achieve.
So, I am planning for somebody else to write my book, and I will just carry on the plan myself.