Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Monday

Well, here it is, Monday again. They say time flies when you're having fun, I just must have missed out on the fun part. Work has kept me awfully busy lately. I haven't had much free time for anything else. I did do a little writing, though. Yay!

Thanks to my good friend, Gracen! She's such a doll! She helped me brainstorm an idea for a new story and I started writing a little on it. Not much, but a little. I can't believe how hard it is to get back into writing when you haven't done it for a while. I knew it would be hard, but I am a writer at heart, and I will always be one. There's no denying it. No matter how much time has passed, I will always come back to it. But, that doesn't change the fact that I feel like a brand new writer, needing to relearn everything I had already learned in the past. Maybe it's not that bad, but it feels like it. I'm second guessing every single word choice. *shakes head* Well, I'm sure I'll get past that once I get further into it. At least I hope so.

One of my biggest problems is that I'm a plotter. I've tried it both ways, but plotting I must do. It's really hard for me to plot out a whole story before hand. I do so much better when I have someone to talk it out with. Help me brainstorm and tell me if my ideas are stupid or not, because many times they are, lol.

I've heard many pantsers say that they wish they could plot because it would keep them from having to backtrack when they've run off course. I can see how that would be true. And, that may have been my problem when I tried it before. I would get part of the way through, usually about a third or so, and then get stuck, unable to move forward. Probably because I've written myself into a corner and needed to back out of it.

So, how do you write? Are you a plotter or a pantser? Have you tried both ways? Which do you think is harder for you? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.


Gracen Miller said...

You know I'm here if you need to chat some more about your story. It's a fabulous storyline and I cannot wait to see your creative edge placed on it.

I'm definitely a pantser. *sigh* I always think it'd be easier if I plotted stuff first, but I've tried it and I get stuck worrying about what should happen next and never do any writing. It's easier and far more rewarding if I just start writing.

Glad to have you back with us, Sierra!


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