This week’s #MFRWauthor blog challenge is all about letting you in on the plot – well, actually, in on my plot for writing my romance books. I’m a new romance author (working on book #3!), so I’m still nailing down my process.
Some authors are plotters and work out every tiny detail before they begin to craft their novel. Others are “pantsers”, those who fly by the seat of their pants and work out the details of the story as they go along.
I fall somewhere in between the two. When I sit down to write a romance novel, I know where my characters will start and I know what their ending scene will be. The middle is what bogs me down. It’s what makes me work out the entire plot before I put a word down on paper – umm, on a Word doc.
It’s funny, though – even after plotting out all the details like I did in my first book, Baby, Count On Me, my characters tend to do what they want and go off in a direction other than where I thought they’d go. Which kind of makes it a waste to spend the time plotting the whole shebang down to the nth degree. So, as I said before, I’m working on book #3 (working title, Meant for You) and, this time, I’ve plotted out the bare bones of the story and the story points I need to hit, but I’m pantsing the rest. We’ll see how much my writing process evolves after I finish putting Walker and Kayla through their drama!
I can’t wait to see the writing process of the other authors in the blog hop. If you’re interested, too, visit some of these other links to find out. **we seem to be missing the links this week, so I’ll update this post if we get the links…
Thanks for dropping by!