I’m a pantser and today I’m fighting with my process.
I learned in Orlando that one of the problems I’ve been having with my writing is that I have been trying to fight my own process. I am a pantser to the tips of my toes, but I am finding out that I have to figure some things out to continue working.
I don’t want to. I want to play and just write whatever I want, but my story isn’t coming together that way.
And. frankly, I’m struggling. I have an idea where the story is going but it’s hard for me to figure out where to start. I’m working on an urban fantasy, so I have a contemporary heroine and a fantasy hero, not to mention a villain and Hurricane Katrina. I have two threads that start out and then weave together. So I have to figure if I start with the hero, the heroine or the villain.
It’s a little frustrating because I need to do a little plotting to figure this all out and it’s against my natural process. I’m actually procrastinating a little because I hate plotting!!
Anyway, I gotta get this book finished before March, so I have to get going.
Are you a plotter or a pantser and if you’re a pantser, do you have any advise??