B is for...Plan B
Planning is what I do for a living, so is it any surprise that in my novel writing I'm an outliner. One of the things I learned early on in my career was something very crucial, always have a Plan B! It pertains to just about anything in life. When you anticipate disruptions and prepare for it, life is so much easier.
When I outline my novels I leave enough leeway to allow for creative spontaneity to come into play, and when things don't flow as originally planned I've already mapped out options for finding my way back to the plum line.
The same is true for this A to Z Challenge. Since I'm basically winging it, I have a couple of posts in my pocket (written but not scheduled) that are generic, capable of being plugged in anywhere if things go south and I don't have enough time to really think about a post.
Some of the most famous world events were actually Plan B's. Can anybody name some? How about you? Do you regularly make back-up plans?