OCCURRED TO ME while taking a kitten break from working on It’s Dolly’s Birthday (or while Earnie was taking a people break from rambuncting around house as kittens do).
It’s a touchstone of the craft that there are generally two types of writers — as regards plot and how she is made in fiction. There are those who plan every detail meticulously to the last tit and jottle — hight Outliners — and there are those who just sort of wing it, or (as the saying goes) fly by the seat of their pants — called Pantsers.
And it occurred to me that I do a little of both. I wing it at first, then try to organize what I’ve got into an outline, then hare off in a new direction entirely once I think I’ve got it nailed down.
So, what’s that make me? A panty-liner?
Ooo! That is horrible!
I thought so.