Ok, so a while back I wrote that I was going to be free flowing writing my current ms. I wanted freedom. I wanted relaxed. I wanted to write. Now, I feel lost. I need an outline. I need structure. I need to tighten up my work environment and material because free flowing just "ain't" me.
I'm not sure how anyone is able to sit down and just write a book without some sort of outline. I have had an outline of sorts in my head the whole time, but I need chapter summaries. I need a skeleton to work with. I'm too controlling not to have control.
I was talking to a fellow teacher today and she said, "you should teach math or science because your brain just works that way." I told her I teach creative writing and English. Her response was, "that's a bit strange." I nodded and agreed. In class, I drew a picture on the chalkboard with my right hand. In my left was my pencil. My students asked if I am ambidextrous, and my response was only on the chalkboard. I know, I'm a freak. I can make up a character and tell a little story in minutes, but I'm overly organized with six calendars on my desk at any given time (no exaggeration).
So, the point of my story today? I am an organized writer. Are you? If you are, tell me about it. If you aren't, tell me about it. Let's talk.