I know that every person has a different way of writing. Everyone has their own method of getting to the end of a novel. I often wonder there is really a right and wrong way to write.
I have seen so many people talking about their outline or writing notes about their book. Some people have every chapter outlined before they even start writing the book, though, I guess having the outline counts for writing. Then, you have people that start in the middle of the book and write around that. Or even know what the end is going to be and work their way from there.
Me…I’m different and I don’t think I have heard of anyone writing the way I do. That could be because I don’t research it too much, I feel like putting too much thought into it I will lose my own style.
I start with chapter one and I go from there, chapter by chapter, until I have reached an end I am satisfied with. Then of course, I will go back and make notes and change things. My novel is my outline.
I have tried writing an outline or even have a better plan as to where the novel is going, but I just change the story two words in and all my notes a suddenly pointless.
So, what is your writing style? How do you get from point A to point B? Do you have an outline or take lots of notes? Or do you do like me and just power through the novel until you find a comfortable end and then go back to make changes? I’m just curious how many different ways the world of writers handle their novels.
NaNoWriMo update: I am currently 6334 words into my WIP. I’m kind of excited about it.