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My Writing Process as Told by Captain Cold Gifs

So Captain Cold is one of my favorite characters on The Flash and Legends. I know he's sort of gone now... but I still love him and so, because of a friend telling me I should do a blog post inspired by Leonard Snart's saying: Make the plan, execute the plan, expect the plan to go off the rails. Throw away the plan, that is just what I am going to do because that has become my new writing motto.

Get the Brilliant, Shiny New Idea 

Start Writing Shiny New Idea 
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Inevitably run into the muddy middle because I always dive into a project head first without a plan cuz I love making life hard for myself
Someone help 

Decide to finally write a skeleton of a plot because I realized the muddy middle is actually quick sand and my shiny new idea is sinking fast
My motto for writing

Execute the plot
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Realize that the plot I've written out isn't good enough and deviates from the plot

Again... someone help 

Throws out the plot all together and tortures my characters and myself because the muddy middle is HARD 

Finishes the middle feeling like I just ran a massive race and almost didn't survive. And then realizing that I don't know how this book is supposed to end
So done

Back to the drawing board where I plot out an ending. I'm hyped about this ending and think it's the best thing ever! 
This is why my journals are always so full... plot, after plot, after plot.

Starts to write the ending and then realizes that the book needs to end a completely different way than the plot that I spent hours crafting. Throws away the plot... again

FINALLY finishes and celebrates with tea and sugar and binge watching a show 
Seriously this is the best Captain Cold gif ever lol

And there you have it. The whole messy writing process. This is the life of a panster who also sometimes plots but then almost always goes to writing at the seat of their pants. It's a precarious, sometimes frustrating, but always exciting life of never quite knowing what's going to happen in your story until you write it. Plus Captain Cold is the best and gifs of him are the best. If you don't know him, then you definitely need to watch The Flash. 

What is your writing process like? Is it as crazy and erratic as mine or more organized and plotted out? 
Have a great week everyone! 


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