Plotters vs Pantsers

My first draft of Weave a Garland of My Vows was pure pantser. I included EVERYTHING I’d researched and this BS ended up with close to a million words. No exaggeration.

Second draft was not much better. Nor third.

By the fourth draft – I realised that what I’d written was an entire series spanning from 1622 to 1679.

Only then did I become a Plotter.

Every single word, sentence, backstory, emotion, speech, exposition had to have something connected to something else.

I’ve written both fiction and non-fiction. The above “plotter” rules apply to both.

Welcome to the complete and utter torment of writing a book.

:o)

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