I have always been a dedicated pantser. I plow through the first draft or any novel or short story without planning or preparation. It’s exciting. It’s liberating even.
BUT… I am having second thoughts. Rewriting has become a chore that I do not like. Every single one of my written novels has required plot-based rewriting after finishing the first draft. My latest work in progress (WIP) requires a reordering and insertion of a subplot to be the best it can be.
Perhaps I should make an outline before starting to write? I have this wonderful writing software program called yWriter3 that would help with this kind of thing.
But… is there some shame involved in losing my pantser ways?
That’s one I’ll have to think about.