Time to answer some writer-related questions because you have questions and I have answers. Usually.
@Ronsparks on Twitter asks:
When writing a novel do you plan the entire novel, scene-by-scene, before you write?
There’s this common wisdom that fiction writers come in two varieties: Plotters (those who plan everything out in advance) and Pantsers (those who write by the seat of their pants). Like most truths about creating art, it’s more of a general observation, but I don’t usually plot far in advance when writing my stories. I prefer to start at the beginning and explore. Sometimes, I have a greater idea of what’s coming and sometimes I don’t. But it’s rare that I have even half of it plotted out in my head before starting, and even rarer that I’ll stick to that plot if I do.