I just heard that on a television show and desperately needed to use it myself.
You will RUE the DAY!
Chances are I will never write that in any of my stories.
So, we have been discussing Pantsing and Plotting (or as L.A.W. called it: 'Plodding').
I mentioned to her that there has to be a happy medium somewhere between the two.
I am sure I was not the first to come up with these two:
Plottypants or Pantyplots?
I suppose most writers do this unconsciously anyway.
As for me I haven't written a word since Monday morning. I am really stuck. I have a serious annoying feeling that I have to cut back a few pages and start anew but I'm still not sure where to go after that even if I do.
I have certainly stuck my big ol' foot in it this time.
I want the book to be exciting but I don't want the main female character to be constantly in 'mortal' peril. Sometimes that can get annoying.
What mess did she get into now?
I don't want her to appear to be the dumb damsel in distress either. Couldn't avoid danger cause she was so busy looking at the hunky guy.
She is the one the plot revolves around so I need to do something to make sure she stays that way and keep it interesting.
AAARRR! AARRRRR! HULK SMASH!!!
Maybe not that bad.
It will come to me. Probably in the middle of the night. I'll be making a list of groceries items I need in my sleep and suddenly the answer will be there. Hopefully it will still be there when I wake up!