Maybe I’m a Pantser

Novel’s at 32,277 words.

Most days I’ve managed to write more than my 250 word goal, hitting somewhere north of 500 words before stopping for the day. Those words are flowing more easily now, the scene building itself out as I keep asking myself “what the characters would do?” without regard for the rest of the plot I’ve outlined.

I even found a way to make my inconsistencies consistent within the scope of the story, which was not only a pleasant surprise, but has helped me loosen the grip of my inner editor and just set words down on the page.

We’ll see how long it lasts, but for now I’m going to ride the wave this technique is giving me.

One thought on “Maybe I’m a Pantser

  1. I’m glad it’s working for you! For my current novel I’ve been a combo of pantser and plotter. I haven’t done hardcore outlines, but I have known generally what’s going to happen. The BIG points. But the journeys in between have been more organic.

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