Plotting or Pantsing?

In the writing community, there’s a divide between those who plot the storyline of their books first, and those who “pants” it, or dive right in to writing without a plan. They say that if they plot, they lose interest in the story and that they like to be surprised. I’m a plotter. It makes me nervous to not know where my story is going and I find that I tend to get writer’s block if I don’t know what happens in the next chapter. This is especially important in writing mysteries because you have to start hiding clues/red herrings early on. Some of them I add in later, but I try to make sure I already have some planned. My favorite part of writing is coming up with the plot and letting the characters tell me what they want Read more…

It’s that time of the year again!

Planner Season!

This is one of my favorite times of year: Planner season! I may have a slight obsession, but I love planning supplies. These may or may not be less than half of the Happy Planners I’ve bought in the last two months to use for various parts of my life. 🙂 I think that’s why my Jill Andrews character always has her planner with her, ready to schedule her next event at the Boathouse or a playdate for her kids.

There’s something about this time of year though that creates a sense of excitement for all that’s coming over the next 12 months. Read more…