There’s something to be said for taking things slowly and completing a project at a reasonable pace. I recently finished writing a novel in two weeks’ time, and I hope and pray when I begin the editing process that it is worth reading. My writing involves lots of brainstorming but rarely do I write anything down beforehand. I simply open the document, write out a few passages or an entire chapter, save it and move onto my next project. I am beginning to wonder if this torrid pace and method is a good idea. I think I should consider some type of note-taking program where I can outline my ideas, but that also seems to run counter to the spontaneity and fluidity of writing. When you write on the fly, you are free to change ideas without the entire story crashing down around you like a house of cards.
The good news about having two complete novels in the pipeline is that I can launch them simultaneously once I’ve completed the editing, formatting, and design. I already have a cover in mind for one, so that’s another project for me to work on.