I was going to make this big announcement yesterday about finishing the first draft of Hal 4. Well, a funny thing happened on the way to the end.
My wife and I were putting together dinner last night (I was doing my special hamburgers - ultra lean mince, an onion, an egg, breadcrumbs, dash of herbs - while she made a garden salad), and I started telling her about my plans for Hal 5 (or was it 6?)
I started coming up with some great ideas with all sorts of neat twists and turns, shady characters and a great outcome, and then I realised I had to write it all down. So, mid-hamburger-making I raced for the PC and spent about thirty minutes writing out a 1000-word outline.
(Yes, I washed my hands before I hit the keyboard...)
I'd already written 4000 words of Hal 4 for the day, so this wasn't instead-of, but after getting excited about this great new plot I decided to put off the rest of Hal 4 until today. (And I haven't done it, thanks to a murderous headache.)
By the way, the burgers were really good ... as was the salad.
Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)