Maggie and I had an outline we worked a couple weeks on...if you've been reading here you probably understand that I'm not the biggest fan of outlines in general (though I know they can be a necessary evil, especially when writing a series). But anyway, this outline was pretty good. Then today while working on Chapter 3, Maggie came up with a detour.
A much better detour.
A detour that involved some changes to the outline.
In real life, God doesn't usually see fit to show us His long-term plan. Instead, we get little pieces and have to learn to trust Him enough to go one step at a time.
I wonder if these random changes to an outline are in part God showing us that we need to trust Him.
(Given my wandering tendencies though, I still don't think Maggie and I should try writing a book together without any outline. Though I am sure we are going to deviate from it...we always do!)