Listening to: Rockstar by N.E.R.D
Reading: Powerful Italian, Penniless Housekeeper by India Grey
Watching: FIFA world cup and Wimbledon
Making me smile: Husband's oddball personality
After having a rather ho-hum couple of months writing-wise, I had one of those glorious writer moments the other day where a story idea took hold and wouldn’t let go. In fact, I couldn’t keep up to the light bulbs going off in my head one after the other, which is pretty overwhelming for me considering I’ve never once known the ending to a story. (Endings aren’t my thing).
I’m a self-confessed pantser, but I expect knowing the major plot points of this story-in-the-making is going to see me type a whole lot quicker—I hope—while still leaving room to stretch my wings! Seems my recalcitrant muse has simply been lurking, ready to unveil its brilliance... okay, won't get too carried away, but I really was on a high all day =)
My question is, as a reader is it obvious to you whether or not a writer is a plotter or a pantser? Can you see if the story is well thought out or perhaps too predictable, if the story veers erratically or perhaps seamlessly falls into place even as it surprises/shocks in a good way?