3 June 2014

Counting Down to Steel & Shadow’s release + Plotter or Pantser: The Best of Both Worlds

Counting down to Steel and Shadow’s release...

I’ll be posting one random or interesting factoid about my upcoming NA romance fantasy Steel and Shadow (the first book in The Gifted trilogy) along with one daily writing advice during the course of June.


Today’s question: What was the hardest part of writing Steel and Shadow?




I didn’t outline when I wrote the first draft of Steel and Shadow. I wrote as I went along the story because I’ve always been a panster when it came to my writing. Eventually, I realized that the plot needed fixing or correcting later on. It especially became frustrating when it came to the little details. I began to outline so the plot can maintain a clear and logical flow.


Today’s writing question: Are you a plotter or a panster?

From AutoCrit:
Plotter or Pantser: The Best of Both Worlds by Cindi Myers
Are you a plotter or a pantser? Do you outline before you sit down to write your novel, or do you sit down at the computer each day, waiting to be surprised, writing your book literally by the seat of your pants? Or are you a combination of the two?
Most authors will identify themselves as either a plotter or a pantser. Suspense author J.A. Jance said in a newspaper interview ‘I don’t plan. I dont outline. I have hated outlines since sixth grade geography and I cant do Roman numerals,” she says with a laugh. In literature and life, she is her own first audience, and ‘premeditation . . . it kills the suspense. I just like to see where the story goes.”
Link back to AutoCrit and Cindi Myers’ post.

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Upcoming releases this summer:
Steel & Shadow, 6 June 2014 (NA romance fantasy from SCP)
Taming Icarus, July 2014 (Urban fantasy ménage from Siren Publishing)
Sugar-free Beta (m/m paranormal romance from Evernight Publishing)
Faith (f/f fantasy romance from Decadent Publishing)
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