The plan for NANO (National Novel Writing Month) is to just write, not edit, not outline, just write. But how do you just write? What does that even mean?
When I begin writing, I naturally crave some kind of structure, some kind of guidelines to follow. Often my characters take me off my decided path, but then, a new path is created based upon what my characters want. Does that make any sense at all?
BUT, this month I am just writing. I am creating words on a page, without my usual obsessive compulsive behavior. I am not going to re-read my work (at least I’ll try not to). This plan, however, really worries me. I think I might end up creating more work for myself in the end by doing things in such an unorganized way. But at the same time, I am really looking forward to trying a different writing process. Hey, I may even realize I like this way of writing better!
What do you think? Does writing without a plan simply cause more problems in the long run?