Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Day Fourteen - Will doing Two stories allow twice the word count every day?

From tomorrow I've decided I'm going to try and keep two stories going at the same time, and I know that a lot of books on writing don't recommend that, but I've found something out in the last two weeks, and it's something that I'll be looking to expand on if I can as time goes on.  When you're writing at this speed, you don't have time for edits or revisions, there isn't time to turn around and decide you're going to do something else for a while because you've hit a sticking point.

You just have to write...

So, starting tomorrow, I'm still writing Shift, but I'm also going to be putting out the first chapters of WWW, something that I had a thought about some time ago and never got around to developing.  There are two different approaches I'm using and I want to see which one is working best for me.  The first approach is that of The Shift, where I have a bunch of chapter titles that occasionally expand themselves into other things, the second is what I intend to do with WWW, and that's to have some idea of how it ends, and try to reverse engineer it while I'm writing it.

Those of you reading will have to tell me how it goes...

This is John Dodd in the Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire and Goodnight England, wherever you are...

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