So you guys, school started back up and I've now officially taught all of my classes--some even more than once. The thing about being a college professor is you can have multiple first days.
In fact, you can have multiple first days within one day as you go and meet each very different and new group. And so far, the semester is looking good.
Of course I'm extra excited about my Writing For Children class, which, if I do say so myself...is going to ROOOOCK!
P.S. All the fall drinks are back at Starbucks. Can you say, "Spiced Apple Cider?" Because I can. Although I'm trying to hold out until closer to October for that. That's when REAL fall begins, not now in this humid, muggy, hot, leftovers of summer.
But anyway, so pants....ing.
For any of you following this blog you know (or now you do because I'm telling you), I'm a plotter.
I like to plot the crap out of my novels and know ALL the details.
Maybe not ALL the details, but...a lot of them. That just works for me. I need to know where I'm going, how I'm getting there and why and *try* to work out any kinks I find along the road.
My last novel though...I pantsed it. Every single day I sat down to write, I honestly had NO clue what was going to happen or where I was going. I mean...I had an end destination in sight, but between A and Z, all bets were off.
And it was fun! And I think I needed that experience in order to realize...
That plotting and not pantsing is definitely my way of writing.
I've finally stopped doing research for this new project I'm uber-excited about (seriously, I sit down with it and I just break into a grin).
And I'm not quite writing yet, but I'm plotting.
SUPER detailed plotting. I've basically been working on a chapter by chapter outline, but as I've been working on this, certain scenes have been basically writing themselves. I'm pretty sure my outline is going to end up the length of a novella.
But that's okay, because I have a feeling the drafting of this new WIP is going to go very smoothly for that very reason.
On a side note...since I've put last spring's project off to the side, I've had all kinds of new inspiration for it. So I think in the very near future I'm going to novella-plot outline that one and write it again with the shiny new ideas I have for it and bring it into a new life. I know what I'm doing this time :-)
Plotting for the win!
Hope everyone else is having a great time coming into fall!
OMG it's almost time for boots!