Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Being a poor planner causes big problems...

So. Whenever I start a new novel, it all begins with an idea. I see this scene in my head and if it's interesting enough, I open up a new project on Ywriter and write it down.
I love beginnings.
Writing the beginning is no problem for me. It's fun, creative, and I usually write for a long time because I just don't want to stop. The middle is definitely harder, but the end...
You see, when I start a new book, I don't really think about the end until I get there. I write in the moment; therefor I do no planning, and it's becoming a big problem.
I've started many, many books, gotten to the middle and then quit because I don't know how to end it. These stories are poorly written, and I filled them with unnecessary junk that I popped in there with no rhyme or reason because I didn't plan.
So, I've decided that I need to do an outline for every project; plot the basic beginning, middle and end. Hopefully this will help me out...
How do you plot out your stories?


  1. I write like yourself.I see the idea, I have the character, and some of the plot. But that is where it ends. I am trying the plotting out idea by doing an outline. It just seems lek I am wasting writing time on this vs my story