I haven’t mastered plotting but I’m working hard to learn it. A lot of the time, I just take a character or a situation for a spin to see what happens: I improvise. When I write something longer I like to have an idea of where I’m going. I can only improvise for so long before I run out of steam and need directions. Or a map.
NaNoWriMo is getting closer. Last year, I had a character and took her for a spin. This year, I’m taking her and the world I created for her for a spin. But I want to write fewer moody words about walking through Edinburgh and more interesting words about Anna and the case she’s working on, so this time I need a map. And here it is.