When you hear the word “prepper”, you might picture stockpiles of food, water, and other supplies in a bunker. But, all it really means is someone who prepares!
For writers, there are three main levels of prepping, each with its own variants.
The Planner, the Pantser, and the Plantser. Which are you?
Last year, I ‘won’ NaNoWriMo, but my story had veered off course. I tried to push through to an ending, but by the end of March, it was so far off from where I wanted it to be, I knew I was fighting a losing battle.
Now, not all stories that go off course are wrong. Sometimes the story takes the lead and brings you to better things than you ever expected.
But, for me? This wasn’t the story I wanted to tell.
So, I set it aside, polished some rough drafted short stories, beta-read for some friends, and read a lot of books. I gave my story breathing room to percolate in my head and I waited til now to pull this technique out of my toolbox.
After last week’s post on avoiding burn out, I thought I’d give myself a break. But, I’ve got a few … More