At lunch today, between my reading of chapters 10 and 11 of Homer's The Iliad, I pulled out my notebook and finished the rough draft of my new novel's outline. Yes, I said "rough draft." I expect to make several drafts of the outline before jumping headlong into dangerous prose.
The outline feels pretty good though it might not quite give me a novel-length book. I'll have a look at the middle section and see if I'm rushing through things. I also know that there are things I'll have in the book that are missing from the outline, and that my antagonist doesn't make enough appearances along the way, so I'll have to address that. But still, the basic skeleton of the book is complete and down on paper. So yay, me!
Homer's The Iliad? It's teh roxor, kids. Get the Fitzgerald translation.