Yep, I'm on chapter six of "The Damned" and I'm not sure where to go. Well, I know where I want to go, but I don't know how I'm getting there. It's time like this that I wish I were a plotter instead of a pantser. I've been staring at my computer screen for so long, I did this:
|Yep, that did just happen. Blah blah blah...|
There's always the age old discussion with writers: Are you a plotter or a pantser? I'll always be a pantser. There was one novel I wrote, an epic fantasy novel, which I was a plotter for once. I had to have the points outlined or I couldn't get any writing done for the day. It was intense. I still have pages of plot points written in a notebook.
But by nature, I am a pantser. I write by the seat of my pants. Or maybe I just put my butt on the seat and write. That might make more sense. I do like to have an overall story idea and how I want the story to shape up, along with some basic plot points in my head. Sometimes I scratch them down. But I can't tell you how many times my characters have taken the plot and ran with it. It doesn't always work, but I like being a pantser most of the time. Until I get stuck.
How I feel if I were forced to be a plotter:
How I feel as a pantser:
Are you a plotter or a pantser? And if you are a pantser, how do you get past a stubborn point where you are just stuck?
(Side note: This post was partially inspired by Susan Francino at The Feather and the Rose.)