It’s been a month since the end of the last NaNo, and I’m still mulling over how I felt about it. I’ve been focusing on plotting lately, so I was looking forward to pantsing again. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I have in the past.
I still like the experience of discovery through writing, but I’ve also come to like the efficiency I’ve managed to achieve in what plotting I’ve done, and I can’t say that pantsing is the most efficient method in the universe, even if it is still effective for me.
So, my conclusions from this NaNo is that I need to find a way to get the efficiency of plotting in with the discovery of pantsing.
Right before NaNo started, I’d been trying out replotting some novels with the Snowflake Method. I’m still a little shaky on using it for a new project, but so far it seems like a useful method, and one that makes sense to me. I’m going to use it a few more times, and see if it also gives me the writing experience I now want.