Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Flying by the seat of my pants
I want to talk about plotters or pansters today but not only in regards to our writing but our daily lives as well. I have a friend, she isn't a writer but in her daily life she's a plotter. Each night she make a list of everything she has to do the next day. If she's going shopping, instead of "flying by the seat of her pants" she goes in with a specific list of everything she'll need on her trip. And I can tell you, she always gets everything done! No matter how big that list is she manages to make it happen.
I run my daily life pretty much the way I write. I have a basic idea of what I need to do then I run with it. That works for me. Nine of out ten days I get done what I'm supposed to get done. It works with my writing too. I start with an idea. I may have a few scenes in my head from the beginning but mainly I just start writing and let the story lead me.
If you're a writer are you a plotter or a fly by the seat of your pants kind of gal? Do you work the same way in your day to day life? If you're not a writer are you a lister? Do you schedule out your days before hand or just kind of go with the flow?
On a side note I got a new cover. What do you think?