Everything that Never Happened

…is a go. I fin­ished the high-lev­el out­line of the nov­el last night. I print­ed the out­line this morn­ing — 18 pages — and at lunch hour today I’m going to start into writ­ing the actu­al first draft. Even after two months of out­lin­ing, I’m still real­ly excit­ed about this project, which is a good sign.

Here are the two choic­es for the epi­graph:

Inne ye Ocean yre is an Iland,
On ye Iland yre is a Stone,
Inne ye Stone, a Seed,
Inne ye Seed, the Death of us Alle.

— From the Ruther­ford Codex, large­ly con­sid­ered to be a fake

or

For what is a man prof­it­ed, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
— Matthew 16:26

Any pref­er­ences out there in Read­er Land?

Most nov­el updates will prob­a­bly hap­pen on the ETNH site: http://patrickjohanneson.com/everything/ .