Are you a conductor leading an orchestra of characters? Or are you a leaf being carried away on a sea of creativity with your characters steering you through the rapids?
I would like to pretend I’m the conductor who is firmly guiding the characters in my brain through the waters of writing a paranormal romance.
The truth is that most of the time, my characters are the guides. I rarely plot out a story because when I do…nothing I plan on seems to happen. I’ve given up on ever being a true ‘plotter.’ I’m a pantser all the way.
Pantser is a very odd word. It’s not really a word.
And now I’m distracted by semantics. Is it really semantics when it’s not a real word?
So what kind of writer are you?