No More Pants

Tres Blah by Torley

Once a year (usually around November) the question comes up, “Are you a ‘pantser’ or a planner?” This question is usually a reminder that I need to work on my writing organization style. I’m a total ‘pantser.’ I sit down at the desk, and create “by the seat of my pants.” No outline. I let the story wander where it will, and then go back (while I’m still writing) and fix the noticable loopholes. This is a HORRIBLE writing habit. It slows me down and leaves as many holes in my story as there are in swiss cheese.

One of my broad goals is to plan (and execute) better. I have two coaches in my life challenging me to do so. (The funny thing is, I didn’t go looking for coaches. They “happened” to me! LOL! #TheLordProvides!) And so, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks trying to plan, then write. Let’s just say, Rome wasn’t built in a day. This is going to take some work, and getting used to! But I’m determined to become better at planning and executing. My writing life depends on it!

I’ll be sharing more on the process I’m using in coming posts. Stay tuned!

National Poetry Month

Yes, it’s that time again! Time for me to take on a another month long writing challenge!! NaNoWriMo, did not work out for me.  I didn’t make it past the first week, but I also did not have a plan.  But this time, I’m a little more ready!  

  1. I have a quiet time of day in which to write.
  2. I am using the The Poet’s Pad App to write my poems.
  3. I’m using prompts from Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides
  4. I’m not worried about editing.  I’m just going to write.
  5. I’m going to have fun with it.  

I’ll share a few pieces as I go along.  Do me a favor, if you don’t see one poem a week – yell at me!  It will help motivate me! 😀