In the process of writing Catgirl Roommate, I've noticed an interesting phenomenon. When I'm following the outlines I'd created for each scene during the conception process, it feels like there's something missing.
I write slowly. I don't laugh. I'm usually not enjoying myself - which isn't a very good place to write from, especially when you're writing comedy.
But then, sometimes, a scene just starts to write itself. Events begin happening to or through the characters of their own accord. Nyla does something I didn't expect her to, or her put-upon human roommate has a snarky reaction that's too funny not to write down.
When that happens, my writing just starts to flow. It becomes fun and easy again. And what ends up on my screen looks so much better than when I'm following the script.
Do you tend to encounter that? In your line of work, do things go better when you're following a carefully laid-out plan, or do you like to just wing it?
I look forward to reading your comments.