A character I made up back in 2009 was a Pokémon, (Rattata) named Roy, and he has become a favorite character of mine. I tend to like the basic Pokémon more.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

WriYe Blogging Circle, January 2014 - Planning

            What's your favorite planning method? Do you prefer to plot by hand or use the computer? What part of planning do you hate the absolute most? Or do you hate all of planning and you'd rather pants your novels? Why?

             Though I mostly write by computer, much of planning is handwritten. This is because whenever I’m on the go, and I suddenly get attacked by a great plot bunny, I can easily pull out my notebook and make some quick notes on it. I also don’t plan/plot much by computer because I don’t want to create extra files for planning and have all those documents eat up space on my laptop.
           My methods of planning usually involve just spending some time thinking about it, listening to music I think will help my creativity, and prayer. A phrase from 1 Peter 4:11 really convicts me to take my thoughts and writings seriously, and it’s as follows, “Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God...” I take the same approach to writing and plotting because I know that God holds me accountable for my words, and that they should beautiful and glorifying to Him above all else.
            My least favorite part of planning is when I have a couple of really good scenes plotted out, but I have no idea how to connect them. When this happens, more often than not, I have to throw out one of the scenes so that I can get the story to make sense. It’s never any fun throwing a good scene, but the story comes first, right? Besides, a discarded scene may find its way into another story in the future where it makes more sense.


  1. Loved being able to see inside of your head and writing process. :D And I hate it when things don't connect together while plotting.

  2. That's one thing that worries me about planning and keeping too many notes, what if they don't connect? You're so right though, those bits might come in handy somewhere, sometime! :)