90 Days and counting

Day 21, done. I’m working my ways through 90 Days To Your Novel by Sarah Domet. The first 21 days is all about outlining. As a believer in outlining, I loved the built in outlining time.

IMG_0102[1]Day 22 is the start of the novel draft. I’m bouncing up and down in excitement to start. (Literally, here is a picture of the exercise ball I am now sitting on  while I write.)

In honor of the drafting, I am giving you the 250ish word synopsis/summary of the story I am working on. Here it is:

Joe is nobody with empiric dreams. But that changes when he finds a bag of jewels. Like a thief in daylight, Joe pockets the prize. His dreams are only a sale away.

The local auction house tells him selling stolen goods is illegal and will get him arrested.

Dive bars are the movie solution. Instead of a sale, he is trampled by a pig. The nurse listens to his pain-killer induced story and offers to help him.

He meets the nurses’ connection, a pawn broker, who wants a new thug not a jewel sale. The nurse arranges a second buyer.

Joe meets her outside the La Fata mansion. The mob head finds Joe suspicious, and the nurse’s mother wants him as a son-in-law. Joe could live without a cloud with a La Fata-lining.

Joe peddles home to find his house trashed. At work, the nurse calls with the zeal of charity solicitor at Christmas. His co-worker suspects he connected to the mob. Between the mob and a pushy nurse, Joe agrees to a date.

The nurse takes him on a race-fan dream. The pawn broker finds Joe and agrees to the jewel sale if Joe will stay away from the nurse.

By the glow of the pawn shop lights, Joe meets the pawn broker who heard Joe was engaged to the nurse. He takes Joe’s jewels and leaves him beaten on the street.

Beaten and without jewels, Joe must figure out what he truly wants in life.

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