Hi all! Okay, so I was sitting here finishing my revisions, thinking about what I was going to write.
So I got to thinking...book two of The Samantha Granger Experiment: Fearless, I had NO revisions. And book one of The Fortune Teller Mysteries: Tempest in the Tea Leaves, I had very few revisions for. What was the pattern?
Well, for both books, I was under the gun and had to write them very quickly. I really thought for the types of books I was writing now, I really needed to plot. However, it seems like whenever I try to figure it all out, I get stuck. Yet when I'm under the gun, the books sort of write themselves. I have produced some of the best work ever while under the gun, yet whenever I spend countless hours trying to make myself "plot", I seem to get stuck.
Is it the plotting or is it being behind on a deadline? I don't know for sure. As I start book three of Samanatha Granger: Freedom, I'm at a loss. I want to plot, but maybe something in between being a pantster and a plotter is the answer. Which process works for you? Do I plot, do I wing it, or could it be a combination of both? I do think plotting is necessary to a certain extent, but at times, I wonder if we overthink things. Maybe somewhere in between is the answer for me.
I've come to realize whatever gets the pages written is the process I should follow. How about you? What process works best for you?