Off the top of my head.

Well, it’s that time again, another semester completed successfully. Two more and I may actually make it out of this thing we call higher education.

Mmmm, nothing makes me a productive writer like some earl grey in my favorite mug
Mmmm, nothing makes me a productive writer like some earl grey in my favorite mug

Usually I like to update with something catchy and pop culture-y but this time I don’t really have much to share. I’m starting work on a new novel, one that has me excited. It’s a gothic horror piece. Basically it’s about a girl searching for her missing sister and a creepy manor inn filled with disturbing secrets. I don’t want to go into too much detail, and to be honest I haven’t really figured it all out yet anyway, but that tends to be the way I right best.

These days, and probably thanks a good deal to school, it’s nearly impossible for me to not plan out every single moment of my novels, and to be honest I always end up hating the results. Too much planning tends to equal too much over thinking. I write best, both academically and personally, when I don’t plan too much and I allow myself the freedom of getting it all out first.

Because of the massive amount of writer literature that exists I used to think that if I didn’t plan it out I wouldn’t be a good author, because clearly only planning can lead to awesome writing, but then I noticed that I write best when I don’t limit myself. For instance none of my blogs are ever planned out; all the things that end up here on this blog are just random things that happen to be floating around in my head. Sometimes they just end up rather decently written at the end.

What about you? Planners or not?

-Leah

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