Yo-ho! Yo-ho! The pantser life for me!
Hey, gang! I’m back again this week, with a new/old trick. I’m reverting to my old pantser ways.
Reader say, “Wha?”
You see, the writing world is generally comprised of two types – plotters and pantsers. Plotters work out every detail of the book before they even open page one. Pantsers have an idea and run with it.
In other words, a pantser writes a story by the seat of their pants.
Most writers naturally gravitate to one style or the other. I started out as a pantser and continued that way for a number of books. But as my career progressed, I started selling books to publishers on proposal. Therefore, I needed to submit a detailed synopsis of each book I intended to write.
This is how I evolved into sort of a plantser – someone with a pretty sketched out outline of the book, but still winging it on a chapter by chapter basis.
But I am not currently under contract. I have no series to complete. I am, at the moment, free as a bird.
So what did I do?
I started writing a book I hadn’t even thought about until I opened my mouth Tuesday morning and a story started coming out.
One that hadn’t been hopping around in the plot bunny file. One I haven’t plotted, or even barely thought about. An idea popped into my head Monday night, and Tuesday, I started writing it.
This should be fun, huh?
In other news
Double Play is coming in October! Digital pre-order is available at all e-book retailers. The audio production is in progress, and should be ready for October 25, 2018 release.
Paperbacks will be available, They look fabulous, but I have to tell you, they are a little pricier than the usual mass market paperback. I wanted to produce them in the 4×7″ size to match the other two books, but there’s limited production availability for that trim size in print on demand.
ANNNND – I have declared 2019 the year of the backlist. As part of the celebration, I’ll be resurrecting some out of print friends – like Tracy & Sean from Contentment, Maggie & Tom from Commitment, and Lynne & Bram from Spring Chickens!
Whew! That’s what I have going on. What’s new with you?