Are you a planner by nature? – Do you plot each step of a project or do you let your experience guide the way?
Yes! In the great discussion or plotter versus pantser, I am very much a plotter.
It comes from how much nonfiction I have done in the past years. I can’t work without a solid and detailed structure, which often includes a wordcount breakdown before I start these.
When it comes to fiction, I am 70% a plotter and 30% a pantser. I like having an overall direction but there is more room for things to develop organically. The more fiction I write, the more I become comfortable letting the story go where it wants. The stories never ask for my opinion anyway!
In both nonfiction and fiction, I have moments when things take a life of their own though and I enjoy it a lot. As for ideas, they hit me without a warning.