After spending all of last week down with the sickness (i.e., strep), I’m feeling much better as the final week of the third quarter begins. Spring Break is close, the weather is turning spring-like, and all the students are complaining about things like having to take exams and come to class and do work and why is there such a thing as school anyway? Admittedly, students complain regardless of the time of year, so I’m not sure that’s an indicator of the arrival of spring.
Spring has also brought with it a renewed writing energy. I’ve been in a bit of a prose slump lately, focusing more on writing songs (though even that has slowed to a trickle in the past month or so), so when I woke up with an idea for a Hazzard story today, I decided it was time to run with it.
I don’t know where in the Hazzard timeline this story takes place quite yet (after Book 2, at the very least). It may end up bumping Books 3, 4, 5, etc., further down the road. It might just be a short story or a novella, I don’t know yet. I have been doing some broad-strokes plotting, which is generally all the more specific my plotting gets. I thought I’d share a bit of this roughest of outlines with you, just for fun:
As you can see, it’s far from a complete, detailed outline, but I only started working on it this morning. More will come with time.
I’m also pretty pleased with the working title, The Long Fall into Darkness. Is that subject to change? You betcha! As a working title, though, it’s got some legs.