Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Okay, so where is it?

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)


Casey said...

Hey man, i don't ever reply here, but i just wanted to say it's nice to hear you are so excited about Hal5 already.


Simon Haynes said...

Thanks ... although I'm still not sure whether this is going to be Hal 5 or 6.

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