All right, so it's not that kind of experiment, but I do a good sinister laugh, and it'd be a shame not to use it.
As you may have spotted on my word counters to the right of the blog, I've started in on the new project. For those who have read my How I Write series, I've passed part three, and am rounding on part four. For those who haven't, I'm done with chapter one and am at the point where I plan out most of the story.
Only I'm not going to. I've decided that, from this point on, I'm going to try writing without a plan.
There are two reasons for this. Firstly, I've never written a book without some form of plan before, and am curious as to whether I can do it. Secondly, I'm drawing a blank on future events but don't want to give up on the project as the characters are fun, and I think it could be a good 'un.
So, instead of sitting down and going through the usual steps, I'm going to write and see what happens. If it works out, great! If not, I'll have to have a think. I'm confident that I can do it, though.
Watch this space...
So, reading writers, are you planners or 'pantsers'?
In Other News:
The Pyro edit is coming along nicely. I've had to make more tweaks than I expected, but they're not huge issues (mostly character stuff). I'm a little concerned about the length, as I'm not adding as much as I need to, but I'm not going to add unnecessary scenes for the sake of padding.
I hope to have the marking up done in a day or three, and then have the changes made a few days after that. Then it'll need another minor edit or two, and it'll be ready for subbing. Yay!
Once that's done, I can start the edit on the sequel to A Reaper's Tale (though I still don't know what I'm planning to do with it).