I am a pantser for sure. I do not know what is happening next in the story and I do not write in a chronological order either.
I’ve experienced this with my first novel, The Beggar’s Dance. I was half way through the first draft and the ending came to me. This is when I wrote a timeline to have a clear vision of where the characters were in the story. Once I’d done that everything fell in place on it’s own.
It is happening again with my next novel. So I’ve got the timeline done. Now it’s all about filling the blanks.
Photo: Me writing the timeline. I didn’t know that my dog, Zorro, was resting behind me. Glad my hubby took this picture