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In terms of what writerly things I've been up to lately, I started a new WIP a couple days ago and have already chugged my way to over 17k words, which is all the more surprising because I am again writing without a real outline. I was surprised when I managed to write my NaNo novel like a panster, but part of me thought...eh that was a fluke! Guess not though! I wrote a paragraph summary, wrote notes about characters, and kept bullet points of possible plot ideas as they came to me, but didn't do my usual outline before I started writing. It's a little scary, but I've also found it to be more fun and liberating than I'd thought. I definitely don't have everything figured out, and I know that what happened with my NaNo novel will happen with this one: I will constantly be going back and adding scenes and changing things as the story fleshes out and my ideas change, but I realized that as long as I have some slight idea of where things are going I can keep writing. When I do sit down and try to figure out where things are going, I realized I get a little frustrated because I can't quite see the path clearly, but when I just write, it's less pressure filled. And I love it when a scene I wrote or a character I introduced without yet knowing the meaning of it becomes something I can use later on. Oh my, am I becoming a panster?! Not that it's a bad thing, I guess I'm just having a bit of a writer's evolution. Awesome!