I am not much of a planner. My life follows whatever path I seem to be on at the time. This leads me to trouble and sometimes unexpected possibilities.
The same goes with my writing. I am an organic writer or more specifically a pantser. What this means is that I set my characters down in the situation and then let them figure things out as we go. I do mean “we” in a very plural sense, because I find out about things just about the same time the character does.
This does not mean that I go blindly into a story. I do have some sort of a plan. Events “A, B, and C” have to happen somewhere, but they are not set at any particular time or place. I allow my characters and the story some freedom in what happens. Perhaps they meet a new person who just happens to have some sort of idea that propels them forward or even holds them back a bit. It is fine with me.
This week’s writing progress was slow with the boys here. I do not write well in the morning. I have tried getting up an hour early just to write. I need about two hours before my mind starts hitting all 8 (or 6, I have no idea how many cylinders I have upstairs) smoothly. I did write out a few synopsis for some novels. I am glad that is accomplished. I have a couple of new shorts to work on of approximately 2,000 words each ( I hope). I have been waiting to tackle Dragon Masque until I get some shorts done.
Today I will be critiquing the Shock Totem entries for this month’s challenge. This month, we are keeping our critiques secret until the end of the contest. That way it is a surprise of who wins and why. I am very excited about this.
Anyway thanks for reading, comments are always appreciated and welcome (even if you disagree with me *wink*).