Plotter or Pantser


They say there are two types of writers, those who make a long outline and plan it all out and those who write by the seat of their pants.

I have to admit, I’ve tried both.

And failed at both.

I’m no “pantser.” I need some idea of what is going to happen before I start a book. An outline of at least the first few chapters… and maybe some key plot points further on.

I’m also not much of a "plotter.” Whatever perfect plans I’ve got for my characters, one of them inevitably does something she wasn’t supposed to and there go my plans… up in flames. Or bullets. Or off a cliff.

Well, you get the idea.

So I guess that makes me a plantser… ;)