I’m deep into my book and living in a state of constant terror. I am always battling to keep one step ahead of the fear that I am one chapter, one page, one paragraph, one sentence, one word away from the dreaded Career Ending Bad Book.
I don’t know how I write books.
Allison knows exactly how she does it. Why can’t I be Allison?
But I’m not, I don’t know I do it and I’m afraid to figure it out. What if I try to streamline the process and leave out the one important ingredient? You know, like the time I was talking on the phone while making banana bread and left out the flour?
Banana Brick anyone? Seriously, I could have done some serious damage with that Banana Brick.
What if I do to my book? SHUDDER!!!
And yet, once I realized HOW I screwed up the banana bread (the fact that I was not covered in flour as I usually am when I bake was a clue), I made the bread over again and it came out perfect.
Hmm…perhaps I should figure this out? You’ll be proud to know that I got myself over to Google and I stared Googling (fine Natalie, you win. The noun Google can be used as a verb).
And then I found it! The magic quiz that told me just what kind of writer I am!
I’M A PLOT WRITER!
Actually what I do is write a story idea or synopsis with the well know SWAG method, (Scientific Wild Ass Guess). Then I start writing the scenes and realize my science sucks, my guessing sucks and I end up swinging wildly between writing chapters and stopping to plot, then rewriting, then plotting then trying to make everyone do what they are supposed to do and…it sure as heck doesn’t FEEL like I’m a plot writer!
Okay guys, go take the quiz and come back and tell me what kind of writer you are. Here’s the link one more time http://www.quizilla.com/quizzes/99775/what-kind-of-writer-are-you