I saw this today on Writer's Write on Facebook. I read it while mainlining coffee and thought damn...if this is true...I'm screwed. Pay attention to # 3. Yeah, that skill...I do not possess the ability to go "from point to point in an orderly sequence." And I certainly do not really manage an A to Z approach.
The way I tend to operate is in an A and Z approach. I usually know what happens in A (the beginning) and Z (the end). Um...mostly. I often even know other letters. And some of the letters I'm sure I know but when I get closer to them, yeah, it seems I am WRONG and am simply waiting for the characters to TELL me what's going to happen.
Here's my A-Z chart:
Anyhoo, the point is, if you do not operate under Asimov's Clear Thought Rule...do not despair. I have many books out in my name and I wrote every single one of them using notes that looked like coked up chicken wrote them and a mental A-Z chart that looks like that.
Everyone's different. Everyone's special. Kumbaya and all that jazz. Happy Friday!