Writing Update: Energy Renewal Edition

Today was a very fun day. I’m not even sure about everything that happened today for various reasons, but I was able to figure out something fun and useful. For a long time, I struggled with ‘plotting’ versus ‘writing’. At a certain point, you want to just start writing but that can distract you from carefully plotting. It’s fun to plot so that you can write well, but it’s also fun to write spontaneously and let the plot develop from there. You can’t quite have the best of both worlds…

Unless of course, you can. The answer has been staring me in the face for a long time and I’ve just finally noticed it now. It seems that in 2011 I learned how to write one book, in 2012 I learned to write a series, in 2013 I learned to plan ahead, and in 2014 I’ve learned…

Well, it’s just too good of a secret to reveal just like that! To write and to plan at the same time… just what sort of a technique must that be? I’m going to keep it a secret for now but my spirits are now higher than ever. So far tonight I’ve already written 2700 words of material for various things. I’m looking forward to using this technique more in the future and seeing if it turns out well. If it does, I’ll be nice and reveal it at some point. If it fails, then just forget this blog post ever existed.

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