Gather ’round for a story that will chill you to your writerly bones…
Once upon a time, there was a girl who wrote a story “just for fun”. She barely knew what it was about, and she didn’t stop to think it through. Instead she just wrote.
As the years passed, the importance of that story grew, and so did its plague upon her life. For the story still didn’t know what it was about, and neither did its writer.
A day finally came when in desperation, the writer asked the help of a friend who gave her some clues about how to straighten it out.
So she began. And she spent all today splitting and scrambling chapters, sniffing out typos, and drawing out the theme. She didn’t write one word of the brand new story swirling about her brain. No, for the haunt of a deadline was upon her, and the chapters must be mended!
Listen, dear children, and fear the effects of mindless writing without purpose or plan.
Okay, it might not actually be that spooky, but I am in the messy throes of a structural edit with a previous project, and it’s really reminding me of the wisdom of at least a vague plan. XD #sendhelp #prayersplease #chocolateisgoodtoo
How is your writing (or other life projects) going today? Are you a plotter, pantser, or plantser?