I don’t know how it’s happened, but I’ve become a planner. I used to be a pantster in just about everything. Not anymore.
In writing circles, a pantster is someone who basically flies by the seat of their pants and doesn’t outline or really even plan anything about their current work in progress. Yes. That was me.
Like I said, not anymore.
If I sit down to write or do any other kind of work, I want to know what it is I’m going to do. More than that, I NEED to know what I’m going to do. I spend too much time playing games or scrolling through Facebook or Instagram if I don’t.
Maybe it’s an age thing? I don’t know. It does seem to go along with age, though. As in, the older I get, the more I need to plan.
That brings me to the point of this post.
What about you? Do you plan everything? Or do you fly by the seat of your pants?
If you are a pantster, do you ever see a time you will become a planner?
Better yet, do you think planning would restrict your creativity too much? That’s probably a question for another blog post, but I’m genuinely interested. Leave me a comment and let me know.
I am a panther. I have been working on the same book for 25 years. I write a lot of poetry but nothing substantial. Love
Being a pantster can be fun, I still do it sometimes. But planning things has actually helped me finish (most of) what I start.