For nearly a month I’ve been struggling with a couple of outlines. The stories are in my brain. I know generally how they go and I’m excited about them. However, when it comes to getting the outline down I’ve been here, there and everywhere. (And I would write the in a box and I would write them with a fox…and… ahem).
Now, I am a combination of a pantser and a plotter. I let a lot of the character development and relationships grow organically, but I do a lot better with staying on task when I have a good outline, so I need that too.
In the last few days I have figured out the problem. I was outlining sitting up. As soon as I switched over to a notebook and flopped on the floor (Not always an easy thing after 40) the outlines began to flow. Next time I’ll pull out my old body pillow for a more comfortable flop, but right now I’m just happy to have found my outline, funny process or not. :)
So what’s your oddity in process? Do you need to come flop on the floor with me? I’ll bring extra pillows!