No, not what I did this weekend to my yard, even though some of that was going on.
Being a gardener is part of the classification that Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin uses to describe writers: they’re either gardeners or architects.
Gardeners have a seed, they plant it and then just wait to see what happens. As writers, we have a germ of an idea, start mulling on it and just see where the writing takes us.
Architects have the blueprints. Those writers outline it out, measure the beats and know how it works.
I really wanted to outline my next novel, but that hasn’t happened. Instead, I’ve started on something else with just you know a simple idea that I started writing on and…
Thanks to the Ben Tanzer episode of Shootin It with Jayme K for bringing this up.