I know there is this whole debate about planners and pantsers. I started of somewhere in the middle with a rough chapter guide some notes on characters and few bits and pieces around world building. This approach has got me into a bit of trouble. For example, I was explaining where different room are in a building which was quite important to the plot and I think all my floors are mixed up. What I should have done is made at least a rough floor plan. I have discovered my character notes are not detailed enough. I need much more information to make them appear more rounded, even if it doesn’t appear in the book I need to know.
I’ve recently been chatting to this very nice chap on twitter, who like me is writing his first fantasy novel. Unlike me he has spent ages getting the world building right including drawing amazing flour plans of buildings and detail character notes.
When I’ve finished this current draft, I think I will need to go back and flesh out my character notes and draw more then just a few maps. I think my re-writing would have gone a lot better if I had done this in the first place.
So go on confesses who is the same boat as me?