As a writer, are you an outliner like Graeme Simsion (check out his The Novel Project) or a pantser like Lee Kofman (check out her The Writer Laid Bare; I’m about to sink into this!)? With my murder mysteries, I was the former. With my albatross-on-neck nonfiction project, I have been the latter, simply because I could never see how to conceptually organize the material.
Well, now I can envision the future and I’m laying out a detailed plan that concludes with when I “ship the product,” as Seth Godin puts it (check out his The Practice). It’s like moving bits around on a physical puzzle.
Chink here. Clunk there.