I've learned the hard way through writing Books 1 and 2 that I need to plan my books. I need to plan them lots. I'd already planned the separate plots of Book 3 but while I'm having a break away from Book 1, I'm planning the chapters and weaving the plots together. By doing so much planning, I'm hoping (fingers tightly crossed) I won't hit any major problems when it comes to writing it this time.
I'm really enjoying creating new characters and bringing them and their stories to life. This is my favourite part of writing, conjuring people in my head and getting to know them.
What's your favourite part of writing? And do you plan or do you dive straight in? And if you plan, how much do you do?
I've also been working my way through my towering to be read pile. Split Second by Cath Staincliffe and The Girl On Paper by Guillaume Musso have been my favourites so far this month and I'm almost half way through Sworn Secret by Amanda Jennings and finding it difficult to put down.
What are you reading? And what would you recommend?