This is the day! The day for the What's Your Process Blogfest, hosted by the ever lovely and awesome Shallee.
Here's my process.
Let's say I got a great idea for a book with a smoldering hot guy that is too good for any girl except Ruby, who doesn't want him because she sees him murdering her best friend in a reoccurring nightmare every night.
What do I do next with that idea?
I just think. And then think some more. I try to see where the story could go. What's going to be the conflict? Is that conflict good enough? What are some major events? How is it all going to end? And most importantly, is it going to be worth it?
Most of these questions go through my mind for a day or two, of course while I'm doing household chores and having little kid conversations with my four kidlets.
If the story seems good enough, and I'm not working on something more awesome, then I open a word document and give it a quick name, Hot Creep.
Here's where my process is revealed. I am as much of a PANSTER as you can get. No really. I sit down and start writing. When more ideas come for a different point in the book I either skip to write that chapter or I just start a document called, Hot Creep Details, and write it in there.
Most of the time I start at the beginning of the book, but without fail there are conversations that take over my mind and I can't help but skip ahead and let them speak. Then I either continue forward from that spot or go back and fill in the blank.
That's how it goes down. I become a writing hermit until my awesome book, Hot Creep, is done and then I let it sit.
And for the record, I edit as I go. I write when I get a moment, revise that stuff the next time, then continue to write some more. Then I repeat until it's all finished!
Of course, then there's a ton more to do until it is really finished, but you get the drift.
How about you? Are you a pantser or are you an outliner?
Be sure to check out the other participants and their writing processes!