If you do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), you know what "pantser" means. It's basically a term made up to describe writers that go in with absolutely no plan and fly by the seat of their pants. Hence, "pants-ers." I used to write this way. I hated outlines. Mostly because every English teacher from middle… Continue reading A Reformed Pantser’s Plotting Method
Last week I cranked out 4.5 chapters of my new book idea! That's so much! I don't know how many words that is because I haven't pulled it into my "official" writing software yet, but it's a lot. I write around 2-3k words per chapter (usually closer to 3 if I can help it) which… Continue reading Writing fast and slow
I'm working on something new! This is something that I would call a chronic issue with me. I like the "shiny new ideas" sometimes more than my current projects. However, since I am deep into revisions, I feel like it's a safe time to actually start drafting something new for my sanity. My creative self… Continue reading New Ideas and Formulating Plots
I have made progress! It feels so so good to actually have a point in writing where you can see the change happening in the piece. So much of writing is done in your head through brainstorming, trying things till they work, or even just redlining and redoing. But, when you find that golden moment… Continue reading Revision Update – Progress!
I've been trying to balance out my creative and critical selves since taking that course with Caroline. Oh man, it is not easy. I had not realized how much hold my Critic had over my activities. My poor Creative just sort of whimpered in the corner until every once and a while a new idea… Continue reading Loves of my Creative Self