check in stuff:
Write 5 days a week.
Since I’m doing NaNoWrimo this one is pretty moot. I write everyday until I hit that magic 50 K or I run out of novel.
– Blog 3 times a week
I have a bunch of posts lined up in advance. I am getting lots of comments and hits and retweets and tweets and conversation. And I’m often posting more than 3 times a week. I don’t have set days. I would like to, but you know I keep coming up with things, so I’m going with more frequent over posting in advance. But I do have things scheduled as well.
– Working social media during nap times
I am getting retweets and having conversations and meeting people and not playing Farmville.
– Flylady-type routines in the house to keep the house under control
Came to the conclusion that if I want a clean house then I actually have to get off my fanny and clean it. So far this week was a good one for the house.
Plotting vs. pantsing.
I’ve discovered I like plotting out my novels. I was a die-hard pantser. I like knowing what scene I’ll be working on next.
Except that as I write, I end up changing the some other scene in my plot. Tonight I came up with a better ending, but then I had to change the last seven or so scenes, which took some time out of the actual writing.
So I have no idea if I can even call myself a plotter since I find that I am beginning to suspect I spend more time changing my plot outline than I do actually writing the damn novel. (And no I couldn’t possibly stick with the original plot).
Are you a plotter (outline person as James Scott Bell would say) or a pantser (no outline person: NOP)? Or are you some combination?