I’ve always been an outliner. Even in high school, though I hated the extra step (because I was generally very lazy). But traditional outlining has always helped me to organise my thoughts better than any other method. I never thrived with index cards or thought webs (or whatever they are called).
But last year, I engaged in a personal science experiment where i tried to write off the cuff. It was a huge failure.
At the end of the year, I realised once and for all that I am an outliner.
This year I’m back to embracing my process.
And since the new year, I’ve nearly finished an outline for a new story.
It’ll be done by Feb, with a first draft by April.
So that’s what I’m working on.
Fellows, embrace your process! You’ll be glad you did!