Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Organic writing

Or, as many call it, writing-by-the-seat-of-your-pants.  The Pantser.  This is not me.  Okay, well, that's not totally true.  I'm becoming more of a non-planner these days.  Usually, I have everything mapped out.  I need to know what to write, where the story is going, and what the next scene entails.  But lately I find myself not bothering.  Some neat things are evolving with B2 that I hadn't planned on, scenes I hadn't envisioned when I wrote the synopsis for the book.  I mean, the synopsis was only two pages long, but that overall story I had in my head -- well, some scenes are just popping out of nowhere.  It's like I'm writing blind.  Not reading it as I write, not thinking ahead, it's like I'm watching it unfold as my fingers type the words.  Totally bizarre.  But it's cool when something suddenly fits together with something I'd planned ahead of time, and I didn't even mean it to.      

I think I'm a comma-aholic.   I've been using them at the oddest places and when it's totally unnecessary.  It's like I have to use one .  .  . must resist!


Susan Adrian said...

Kelly: Bwahaha. Welcome to my world. :)

Anonymous said...

What, are, you, talking, about? Commas, are, AWESOME.


K. said...

LOL, Susan. :)

Beck: You're not suppose, to, tempt, me, , , , , !!!

LeeAnn Flowers said...

Embrace it. I love it when the book hijacks me and I'm just along for the ride. Some of my best stuff comes along like that. :)

Ingrid said...

That's the best way to write in my opinion. The characters are telling you what they want to do and say. I always assume my synopsis and rough outline are just there to guide me as I journey through the story.

Go, with, it :-)