I’m a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl. It irritates the heck out of my husband who approaches everything logically and systematically.
When I first started putting things on keyboard, I just wrote. With no outline, no idea, no goal other than to write. But as I got deeper into writing, I began to ask myself: how do people do this? Do they write, then edit? Write, edit, write, edit? Outlines? Graphs? Charts? Alas, no one could give me one consistent answer. So I finally concluded–people do what works. I’m still not sure what works for me because as a writer, I’m still a work in progress, along with what I’m writing. But so far, I’m doing just fine “doing what works” for me which is to write. That is the one consistent thing I have learned from people before me: write. And then write some more.
I am currently writing a story with which I’m not sure how the conflict will unfold or how they would be resolved. But there is definitely a conflict. In the next few posts I’ll introduce my characters. But a quick blurb about my story: Heroine desperate to leave an abusive home makes a deal with her father–she’ll get the information he needs by fair means or foul from Hero. Of course, they’ll fall in love (it is after all a romance novel) but the way there and the way to ever after is not easy. So I hope once it’s finished, you’ll join me in reading their journey.