I’m not a plotter.
I don’t like planning out my stories at all. It robs me of the thrill of discovery. I sometimes start a story having no idea where it’s going to go, but that’s what makes writing exciting to me. I can go on the same journey as someone reading the story as I go.
But starting a story with no particular place to go might explain why I have so much trouble finishing my stories.
But I’m tackling a story that demands I know the ending before I start, so I’m trying to write it before I write it.
So far, my notes read like a madman’s paranoid manifesto, but I think I’m getting somewhere. And I think there’s room to discover in between the plotting, the hidden secrets between bullet points.
I can keep the mystery hidden from myself this way, at least for a little longer.