Through the magic of my current work in progress I actually happen to be doing that. The first part at least, the dreaming side of it. My characters are the ones living the lives I’ve imagined.
As a true pantser, I have no outline to speak of. I’m simply putting my characters together in different situations to learn about each other, as I discover surprising things about them. And, I am on a roll. That’s because I’m in what I affectionately term the stream of consciousness phase. Writing the - anything goes no matter how bad it sounds or how silly the circumstances seem - first draft.
In other words, I’m in Pantser Paradise.
This much I know for sure. He’s a straight arrow police officer hero in full protection mode paired with an independent career woman who detests being smothered. Add a serial killer no one knows about, yet, and the fun begins.
As for the confidence and direction, I have that too. Sort of.
Unusual for me, I’m deviating some from my pantser roots, because I already know exactly how this one ends.
Can’t wait to see what happens in the middle.
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