Because it can’t be all about pantsing!
March is here and it’s all about getting ready for Camp NaNoWriMo in April!
I even got my email and all…
So, here is today’s confession…
I’m mostly a pantser.
This is how I like to write:
- Get tea, coffee or wine
- Sit in the sofa or bed
- Look out the view
- Sigh in contentment
- Roll my sleeves
- Crack my knuckles
- Sip my tea, coffee or wine
- Open my laptop
- Open the uncensored gate between brain and fingers and…
GO! WRITE, WRITE, WRITE, WRITE like there is no tomorrow
There is an unrelenting smashing of keys, and ideas landing on the page as if I was one of those an abstract artist splashing pain on a canvas!
And there is nothing wrong with pantsing by the way. There is so much beauty in pantsing!
For instance, I find that pantsing is perfect for blogging. At least for me, since I only have about an hour a day to blog. I have to write my posts fast and furious.
And… I have pantsed about 200K beautiful words for my WIP! And I love very word I pantsed and I loved the journey too. It was intense, creative, spontaneous.
IT WAS AWESOME!
But, as they say…
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. A time to be born and a time to die, A time to plant and a time to uproot, A time to kill and a time to heal…
A time for pantsing, and a time for plotting…
And the time for plotting has come!
And, don’t look at me like that! It’s not like I have not plotted at all. SMH! I’m not THAT disorganized. I guess I just don’t like plotting as much as I like writing so I never do as much as I should. I kinda outlined the entire trilogy in my head and I know most all the characters ARCs, but I guess I need to structure it more so I can stop straying from it!!!
This Dory-ADHD brain of mine needs all the help it can get staying focused. 🙂
So last week I got serious about getting organized so I can have the time to plot. I drafted and scheduled as many post as I could so I can just focus on plotting in March. This week I would like to go over a few plotting methods and learn how to use Scrivener to plot. Then, hopefully the last two weeks of March will be all about plotting! 🙂
But this little blogger will be very much around because even though I won’t be writing posts, there still be lots of reading, blog touring and commenting.
Thanks to all that drafting and scheduling I have these wonderful reviews ready for you.
Don’t miss these reviews! You are going to want to read these books SO BADLY! All these books were OFF THE CHARTS AWESOME!
Sorry! I know I don’t provide a lot of bad reviews excitement but if I don’t like a book, I usually don’t finish it and if I don’t finish it I usually don’t write a review, unless the book really got to me for some reason like The Bad Beginning! UGH That book OWES me TWO STARS! HUMPH!
And, there will be also lotsa reading because I think I got the hang of managing this chronic reading condition I have, and now I know that there are books that I HAVE to read because…
- It is almost guaranteed that will keep me from falling into another reading slump and…
- I could die of anxiety or plain sadness if I don’t 😉
So this week’s MUST READ is A List of Cages . I already started it. So, 13% in and I still had NO IDEA whatsoever what the book was about! AND… I AM NOT READING ANY BLURBS PEOPLE! It’s a sacred commandment I have now. HUMPH! All I knew was that everyone was swooning and melting into a pool of feels over this book so I AM READING IT. HUMPH! And I will be eventually be enlightened with sublime understanding HUMPH!
When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn’t easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can’t complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian—the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years.
Adam is ecstatic to be reunited. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. He’s still kindhearted. He still writes stories and loves picture books meant for little kids. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what’s really going on inside his house. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives…
I HAVE to be a good girl and stay on top of NetGalley so it doesn’t get all scary. Since I already read Horror [The Devil Crept in] and Sci-Fi [The Six] I thought I was in the mood for for some apocalyptic. So I started Wolf Road but had to put it aside because.. because.. well.. because that’s how it goes with me and my chronic reading condition 🙁 So, I started Railhead which OMG.. WOOOOW the world! This world is something so I hope I finish it.
The Great Network is an ancient web of routes and gates, where sentient trains can take you anywhere in the galaxy in the blink of an eye.
But the Network is also a hazardous mess of twists and turns, and nothing is as it seems. So when petty thief and railhead Zen Starling is hired by the mysterious Raven, the job appears simple enough. Steal one small box from the Emperor’s train, live the rest of his days in luxury. Secrets and danger lie in wait on the rails, and that little box might just bring everything in this galaxy—and the next—to the end of the line.
BTW if you haven’t read my review of The Six, go read it now. This book is really good!
What about you? how was your week? what are you plans for next week?
Thank you for visiting!