It's almost that time of year again. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). For #preptober, I'm reviewing what I did last year and planning this year's project.
I prepped BIG TIME last year. I went from 95% Pantser to 110% Planner. This year, I'm planning on a lot less prep, but still some, so I'm aiming for 80% Plantster.
If you're unfamiliar with these terms... A Pantster writes by the seat of his/her pants—no planning whatsoever. A Planner plans everything before she/he starts writing, like plot outlines, character backstories, and world maps. A Plantster is somewhere in between... he/she has an idea and a basic outline before writing begins.
I already have my NaNoWriMo project idea. Book #5 of The Magicals Series. Since it's a continuation of a story line I introduced in Book #2, less planning is required. I know the main characters, their backstories, their goals and motivations—I even know how their story ends (loosely) since the timeline largely occurs behind the scenes of Book #2. But all the middle ground? I guess I'll find out as the story unfolds.