When I first started writing, I thought I was a pantser. In some ways, it worked, but mostly it was just me trying to figure out how this writing thing worked. Since I have been studying and learning, I have realized that the kinds of stories I think of to write are beyond the realm of my brain to keep straight on its own. So I plot.
I had really great success with a beat board, but I had to spend lots of time fleshing out my characters first. And that is where I am right now. I plan on another quick edit of some things to query TRANSCEND in another batch, and then I'm figuring out all the nuances of the new characters for new book and going to beat board this weekend.
But I just found this really cool link to how other authors brainstorm/outline, and knew I needed to show it to all of you if you haven't seen it already. I thought it was really cool to see the different ways very accomplished authors outlined. So, go look at this, sit down with the words you mean to write, and have a writing filled weekend! I know I will :)