Panda? GayPanda? Where are you? Don't be scared. Come out and play.
I wanted to see if it was possible to write a horror trilogy over the summer, one in June, one in July, and one in August. So I vanished. It WAS possible in June since the first volume of the series was only 65,000 words, but sadly, it was NOT possible in July. 31 days, 90,000 words, and the second volume still has two and a half chapters to go. Oh well.
Oh, Richardmac! The joys of discovering GayPanda when there are 420 pages to read! Makes me want to go back and start over.
I know....Iv got to go out soon, or I would settle down for the emotional roller coaster that would surely follow if I was to start from page one.
Thats very impressive. Im just starting to hash out ideas for book one (well, I have begun book one with my wife, but book 2 is on different subject matter)....tips?
As to fiction, what allows me to write quickly (and hopefully well) is an outline. Some people write just fine without one, but I can't. I require at least a rough outline of where the book is going and how it ends. I also spend a lot of time on character sketches. The voice of a character flows from the sketch, and when I notice that dialogue is going slowly, it's usually because I need to return to the sketch and flesh the person out more.