Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Places You Haunt writerbrainishness

Since I'm starting this thing up again, I really ought to decide how I'm approaching it.

Thus far, I've been flying entirely by the seat of my pants - not knowing what I was going to write about til I sat down and words came out of my fingers. Interesting stuff happens with that method. Many surprising things wander out of my head. And I like that.

But another part of my brain is poking me and saying that I ought to be Focusing On Creating Salable Work in order to get more money in the moving fund - and if I'm dicking around like that, is that Doing Good Work? Ought I not to be Outlining and stuff like that?

Keep in mind that I've never outlined a damn thing in my life. I have an outline of sorts in my head for Shayara, I suppose, but that's simply because I've lived with this world in my head for half my life and I know the entire story. I know these characters intimately. If you ask a question, I know how Julia would answer you, how Capri would answer you.

But I'm not sure how Griffin or Sara would.

By trying to nudge this into a Process, would I be stifling that? Their opportunity to surprise me? Or would I be helping myself to Do Better Work?

Silly brainmeats.
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