I am a panster.
I don't know why I try to change my writing method this far into the game. I have three published books, I have another one coming out next year. I must be doing something right, right?
But still I feel as if there has to be a better way.
I've tried outlines.
I've tried note cards.
I've tried a timeline, color coded, and pretty.
But after all is said and done, I have to sit down and write the darn thing. As I sit staring at the blank page I think about the note cards, the outline, and pretty colors and I can't get a visual in my head of anything worth writing. It's just a blank slate.
I have nothing left to say.
My people are not talking to me.
There is no plot.
I am blind to all of it.
All because I'm trying to follow something I can't see or feel. And I still try to change my ways.
That's such an awesome question. I have no idea why. Once again, I toss the notes inside a box I will never open, file the outline in a file folder inside another folder I won't ever find again. And I clear my mind and write what I see and feel.
Sucky first drafts. That motto gives me permission to keep going. Hopefully, I get somewhere. I guess we'll see.