I always wondered what people were talking about when they refer to their “process”.
It seemed very ethereal and hippie-ish.
“Yes, when I wish to write, I take my six eagle feather quills and my fine Bavarian parchment, go to my enchanted forest glade and allow the muses to flow through me.”
I don’t know that anyone has actually ever said that, but still. People talk about their “process”, and I’m lost. I’m even more lost when they ask me about mine.
“Um…I open my laptop? And type on it? About what comes after the last thing I wrote?”
There should probably also be something about “as quietly as possible because OMGTHEBABYISASLEEP”
I guess it’s deeper than that sometimes. I write in a linear fashion (as in I write my novels beginning to end with very little skipping around), I don’t outline, but I do sometimes jot down notes as inspiration hits.
But I guess what really matters is finding a process that work for you. Mine has to be a little loose, because even though I do my best work at 10AM, Munch is in prime playtime mode at that hour, so I break my own process and write at night. Some people need tight structure or they never get any writing done. It all just depends on you.
So what is your process? Forest Glade? or slightly frazzled write-when-you-can?