Okay, so my main manuscript is finished for now. Coming in at about 46,000 words, I’m fairly satisfied with it and I’m now just waiting for my critique partner to read it and tell me what’s wrong with it and how to improve it. 🙂
In the meantime, I’ve started working on an idea that has been floating in my mind for a while now. I have about twenty pages so far, but soon I’ll be back at zero because I need to do some serious outlining/planning. Usually, I’m a pantser and I also write from start to finish, but there’s something not right about the new work in progress and I’m 99% sure it’s because I have no idea where the story is going. So, I’m going back to square one and starting over. The good thing is, however, that I just wrote a scene that I love and can’t wait to incorporate into the story once it gets going. But I’ve spent a good hour typing up bits and pieces of things I would like to happen, but I have no solid, over-arching thing that makes it a story, you know?
Writing is frustrating and sometimes a pain in the butt.
Okay, my fellow writers, here are a few questions for you:
1. Are you a pantser or a planner?
2. How do you come up with your plots? (Or what I like to call them and have done so above, “over-arching things“)