Seat of the Pants!
Seat of the pants writing is, for me, really exciting. Inspiration triggers an idea, then I write whatever comes into my head. Everything's coming at once, and it flows out onto the page. This way works for me, I HAVE A MANUSCRIPT TO PROVE IT, although I can't say yet if it'll work for an agent or a publisher!
Said manuscript is also going to require a lot of editing.
|DAMN YOU WOMAN, I AM READY TO CORRECT!|
My new project is working itself out as I write. I have the central theme written on a post-it, just so I don't forget it. When I was originally inspired, the idea that came about was a scene from the middle of the story. Getting to it is going to be interesting!
Writing without a plan doesn't mean never getting stuck. When I get stuck, I get away and let the idea brew until inspiration strikes. This is usually either in the shower or in the middle of my work day... not perfect, but better than nothing!
How about you? Does seat of the pants work for you, or do you love following a plan?
...You know, I call it "seat of the pants" but that, to my English sensibilities, suggests I sit around in my underwear as I write...