How do you trick your mind into thinking you’re a free-as-a-bird “pantser” when you are really a dyed-in-the-wool “plotter”?
Writing a Cozy Mystery by the seat of your pants (i.e. no or precious little plot outline) sounds like such a rush. I’d love to wear the “pantser” team colors and trot onto the field for the first time.
Unfortunately, I was born with “plotter” pinstripes. I plot EVERYTHING.
The “plantser” compromise seems so, well, compromising.
But is this my only choice?