Just like with my writing, I am “pants-ing” my way through my first blog. I found a great quote that really goes along with that mentality.
“Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights. But you can make the whole trip that way.” E.L. Doctorow
I’m not sure how many of you out there are plotters versus pantsers with regard to writing, but that quote made me feel just a little bit better.
The reason why I even need this type of affirmation is because as a writer, the natural question that people ask me is: What’s your book about?”
“Uh, well . . .it’s about …”
I have the gist of it, but they are really just tent poles of ideas for major plot points. And my characters seem to take over from there. I’m thinking that there might be others like me out there. If so, please let me know!
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Welcome to the blogosphere! I used to be a panster, but I’ve switched my spots for stripes and have been working on plotting my current novel. It’s very strange. I’m learning as I go and having a blast, though.
Thanks for visiting and commenting. With the new Victorian that I’m working on, I am switching from being a combo to a full-on pantser. My first novel wasa Regency and I plotted ad nauseum. Trying something new this time.
Sounds like we have switched roles! I’m figuring out the plotting bit, and really enjoying it, but there are definitely some pitfalls.