And just like that, the first draft of Book 2 in The Outliers trilogy is born. My advice for anyone starting a book? Write like hell until you have enough pages that it’s longer than your typical short story. Voila, novel-in-progress. It’s not fancy, but it works.
The real trick is to repeat in your head and to anyone who will listen: I am writing a novel. You’ll have no choice then but to finish it so you can see how it ends.