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Those who know me know that I am not a particularly organized person. I have great respect for those who are, but that’s just not me. I’m what you call a “pantser”, which means I tend to “fly by the seat of my pants”. I prefer to think of it as “focusing on whatever needs my attention most at any given time”. That’s true in my day-to-day life, as well as my writing.
Oh, I try to be organized. I make lists and schedules and have cute stackable storage containers all over the place. The problem is, I don’t particularly like being organized.
That’s not a bad thing. I make sure everything that needs to be done, gets done. But beyond that, each day is one of discovery and adventure. Because I am not organized, I often lose track of things, which eventually leads to surprises when I find them again. Like when I put on a jacket I haven’t worn for awhile and find a crumpled $5 bill in the pocket. Or I finally tackle my closet and find the first full novel I wrote over 25 years ago.
I could be wrong, but I think the joy of finding that unexpected $5 surpasses that of the $5 I know I have in my wallet. And when I’m writing a story and don’t know what’s going to happen next until I get there? That’s fun.
So… yeah, I’m a pantser, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Now where did I leave my keys…