So, as most of you know, I have been preparing for NaNoWriMo in November.
As I had begun my preparations, I thought I’d just write a short synopsis and be done with it. But I was wrong. I realized that being a “pantser” the last to NaNo’s has not worked well for me. So I decided to try something different.
This year, I’m converting myself into a plotter.
And I think I might enjoy it…
I’ve come to believe wholeheartedly that plotting is awesome. It’s really helped me become an organized writer. When I pants, I do everything by the seat of my pants and I don’t really know what’s going on, or what’s going to happen.
For you pantsers who are sticking your tongues out at your screen as you read this, thinking “Plotting is stupid and boring!”, you might want to think twice. For a long time I thought plotting to be tedious and boring, but I’ve found it to be quite enjoyable.
Plotting also helps you to know your story, world, and characters before you begin to write. This is a great tool to use, especially when you have one month to write the whole thing.
Plotting can indeed be fun. And if you’re worried about losing your inspiration, browse the internet for pictures that are perfect for your story, make collages.
Most importantly: have fun!