Today I was able to get so much writing in because I had an amazing outline for my new Romantic Comedy. I usually am a Discovery Writer or Pantser/Pantster. I used to always write by the seat-of-my-pants and go where my inspiration guided. Then about halfway through a novel I realized I needed to organize things, make sure it was a coherent story, and patch up some BIG plot holes. It took longer but it worked for me. Entering an entirely new genre with romance, I am so outside of my comfort zone so I did an outline. And it is working.
My point here isn’t plotting v discovery writing or the importance of an outline.
We all have a system that works for us. But we are allowed to change that system in a new season of life.
As artists, we SHOULD be evolving and growing in our craft, or systems, and sometimes we try completely new things.
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