My First Book Outline

Hi, everyone!

        I'm currently taking a novel writing class, and it's finally getting my ass in gear to write one of the few books I've been tinkering with for ages now. We recently had an assignment to make an outline for our book (we have to complete three chapters by the end of the semester) and also a character outline. Well, when the teacher gave me back these he made the comments that there's not enough conflict or strong connection, but that I have a lot of material to work with. So I thought I'd post my book outline here, because, after all, once it's completed you guys will be my audience. The book I'm writing is more of a simple drama, something that people can relate to. I'm not trying to write something epic like the Lord of the Rings or a suspense novel. I'm trying to write something that a teenager, a mom, a 20 something, just anyone can pick up and see a little bit of themselves in it.

       I'll give you a small background on it before I post it which will go more in depth. It is a multiple story line novel. It has to deal with different women/girls and their relationships with their mothers. Characters weave in and out of all the different chapters (each chapter will deal with each character individually in the beginning until all five are introduced) because they're all connected in one way or another. Just let me know what you think of the content. Does it grab attention? Do you think the subject matter is enough to grab attention? What do you think of the angle I'm taking by making it multiple story line? Any advice you have I'd be happy to hear. Thank you!! (Also I have chapter one done if you're interested in taking a peek.)


“We have reached the status of relationship goals.
The kind where we can have sex and eat pizza all day.
Just each other’s company is all we need.
The kind of goals where we text “I miss you” moments after a goodbye.
Where we can cuddle and be vulnerable.
We understand our silences as much as our words.
The kind where we can cry one minute and laugh the next.
Knowing our limits and our quirks.
A relationship where honesty rules all.
And support for each other is what matters most.
Lifting each other up so that we’re better than yesterday.
A partnership where you bare your heart and I bare mine.
The nakedness of our love.
The kind of relationship where we are a unit.
No you and I, but we.
They don’t make them like this anymore.
Just two unique beings on this journey of togetherness.
Our love is rare love.
Because of you I am lucky.
A cliché of sorts, but truth overall.
I can see you making me the luckiest girl in the world for the rest of our lives.
I say “our” because I imagine carbon copies of us in the future.
You make me believe in this.
This was a goal I never knew I wanted.
Then you came along to bring this all to life.
I can’t imagine an even better goal than just to have you near me.
No matter what that’s the only goal I need.”

-Asia Aneka Anderson, Goals 2018©