Proud to Be a Pantser
I am a person who is writing by the seat of her pants -- I am a Pantser!
Today's writing is inspired by the "Pantser" badge given out by the Two Writing Teachers website today, in the midst of their March Slice of Life Story Challenge. I've been taking part in that challenge, writing in my blog and posting on the TWT site every day during the month of March, and I have surprised myself over and over again during this writing challenge. I have changed so much as a writer since last Fall (I'll talk more about that in a future blog entry), and becoming a Pantser is one of them. Never in a million years did I think I'd have the ability -- or the confidence -- to be a Pantser.
I started out the Slice of Life Challenge as a Planner, actually. But within a few days, as I found myself with less time but still wanting to write a daily slice, I had to just go for it. I had to start writing by the seat of my pants more and more. It meant abandoning all (well, most of) my writing habits. It meant that I had to ignore self-preservation instincts about embarrassing myself by writing on the fly. It meant that I had to just do it. And I did, and I still am.
And I have to admit....I'm quite proud of myself for being a Pantser.
Cheers to all the Pantsers everywhere!
JudyK March 15, 2017
Many thanks to the Two Writing Teachers website for hosting the March Slice of Life writing challenge!