This week, I’ve begun working on a brand new project, an urban fantasy. The idea for it came to me while I was writing the first draft of the fourth book in the Prince Amir series. The storyline hasn’t ceased growing in my mind ever since. I became so enthralled by it that I decided to just go ahead and write it. That was the right decision. I started outlining the plot Monday, and, by the way it’s going, it should be completed by the end of the week. My outlines are always brief, a page or two per chapter, sketching the action, setting the order and feel of each section of the story. I also keep a notepad at hand to jot down all the extra details and bits of dialogue that come to my mind throughout the outlining process. Then it’s on to the first draft.