I might be a pantser when it comes to writing, but I do plan like crazy for the background stuff. World building. Character backgrounds. Motivations. I have stacks of note books (and OneNote notebooks, Keep files, Evernote…you get the idea) filled with ideas, plans, sketches, etc spanning a decade at least. I write everything down no matter how trivial or farfetched because I never know when I can use it.
And now my need to scribble down ideas have paid off. I’ve got a series of stories that I’d had kicking around in my head for several years. The notes have been piling up until I’ve got building schematics, characters roaming them, and a world I can nearly smell.
I just need to get their stories down.