Pulp Speed Writing Day 13

Day 13 of the next few decades produced another 872 words. The book now is over 46,000 official words, and with so much to go, I’m thinking 60k minimum.

Day 14’s goal is to shoot for 4k. That will put me over last week’s writing, though still only around 11k for the week.

Looking ahead at week 3, time looks positive for writing. I’ll have time on Monday, despite the eclipse, and the rest of the week through Friday looks open. And if that’s the case, I’ll hopefully get the book to the revision stage early in the week.

And move on to other stuff.

I hate to guess, because I’ve made so many changes to this book already. Before I start my next project, I’m going to outline the Hell out of it and hopefully prove I learned something from writing this one.

2 thoughts on “Pulp Speed Writing Day 13

  1. outlines–I see as many authors talk about outlining the hell out of it, and those who say they start writing and see where it takes them. i’m afraid i’d definitely be inclined to be the latter.

    • The more I write the more it affirms my need for an outline. My current book was outlined, and yet I’ve still had to back and write more outlines for all of my ideas. That’s part of the problem, too. If I don’t write them down, and cohesively where they need to go in the story, the ideas will slip away like ephemeral wisps. 😛 The more I write, the more I believe in outlines.

      But with that being said, I do think I’ll write at least one story without an outline just to see what happens, and to say I did.

      Part of the fun of no outline is the discovery of the story, similar to being a reader. Stephen King says he doesn’t outline, and he’s one of my heroes. Also Dean Wesley Smith has a book called Writing into the Dark (I think that’s the title) that is about abandoning the outline. I might read that first.

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