Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Insecure Writer's Support Group...
Is it that time again, already? Really?? Wow. August, huh?
Well, time flies no matter if you are having fun or bored out of your mind.
Here we go then!
It is the first Wednesday of the month and it is that time! Yes, you know it, Alex J. Cavanaugh's IWSG or Insecure Writer's Support Group.
My how this group has grown. Lots of insecure writers out there, I suppose.
I don't know if I will be helpful or whiny this time around. But I am going to discuss my new found love of Outlining.
Yes, this once upon a time Pantser has dipped her toe into the pools of the Outlining world. And it wasn't half bad.
Revisions on my second book are moving along quite nicely. But I found I have soooo much information to keep track of that I was getting confused near the beginning of the book.
Things like: 'Did I already mention this?' to 'Ohfortheloveofallthatisholy I can't believe I FORGOT to put that in!!!!'
Yeah. You get the idea. Absolutely. I'd be driving along on my paper route and either inspiration would hit or I'd be driving past a customer's house because I was thinking about if I mentioned certain key elements or not. That made the route last longer, having to turn around and all that.
So I did a quick outline and have all sorts of things scribbled over it as far as notes go. What I want to see in each chapter. Well, that didn't get put in the right chapter, we'll move it here... Things like that.
I can't believe how much easier it is to write from this! I mean, until I got sick last week, I was chuggin' right along. I'm a third of the way through the revisions. You can keep an eye on them with my little word count gadget up there for 'Veritas'.
So which do you prefer? Pantsing or Outlining? Have you ever tried either one if you are dedicated to the other? Share your experiences! Have a great rest of the week, my support buddies!