Okay, I’m going back to my crazy schedule of a book every two weeks. That will make Rest Stop Terror due to be published Oct. 1. I’ll have to create that detailed outline that I hate to do, but I’m forcing myself to do it.
I can do it! I MUST DO IT!!
I want to write full novels instead of short stories, and writing a shorter novel in one month is the best I can do; at this point I can’t go any faster. It comes down to writing and editing 2,000 words a day; that’s 7–11 pages a day.
Some people can write faster than that, but I can’t—yet. I think it’s because my subconscious spends too much time ruminating. I need to mull over the story in my head before my fingers touch the keyboard—I think it’s because I need to know where I’m going with the story. Without that, there are so many options to choose from that I don’t know where to go.
I’ve tried doing detailed outlines but I can’t seem to do that without beginning to write. So my outlines are still just guideposts to direct me and then I fill in the outline details as I go along, like frost spreading on a window.
Stephen King writes 2,000 words a day—every day.
With that said, expect Rest Stop Terror on Oct. 15th.
I’ve decided to start the website fresh, without all the old plugins and things. I’ve moved from Amazon Web Services to SiteGround because it’s cheaper. Now that my free year at AWS is over, the cost is going to be $30-40/month—I don’t want to spend that much. I got a full year of SiteGround for $35 (got a special deal).