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Old 02-04-2021, 08:01 PM
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I will stick with it, and the deeper into the book I get, I see why she had done it like that, but I am mainly here for Claire and Jamie
Well, when you have the connection to them through all those books it is understandable.
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Old 02-05-2021, 03:11 AM
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It is a lot to keep up with when authors start doing spin offs and novellas etc.
Yeah, especially when the original series isn't even done. Focus on the main story!!

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Well, when you have the connection to them through all those books it is understandable.
We still get some good scenes, but I just want my babies and not listen William leading his army
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Old 02-05-2021, 10:45 AM
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especially when the original series isn't even done. Focus on the main story!!

Agree completely. IDK if authors get bored or something and need another story to renew their juices...but use the time to finish the main story and then do spinoffs.
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Old 02-05-2021, 08:06 PM
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Agree completely. IDK if authors get bored or something and need another story to renew their juices...but use the time to finish the main story and then do spinoffs.
I agree.

Do authors ever admit in interviews that they wrote a spin off because they got bored?
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I wouldn't be surprise if they don't admit it, but I felt like they just force themselves by thinking that it would be good..
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Old 02-06-2021, 04:09 PM
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I never heard an author say they wrote a spinoff or an entirely new series because they got bored, but I don't read all author interviews.

I know Katherine Arden is writing the Small Spaces series at the same time as the book she calls "the thing" so I don't know how she can divide her time between the two.
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Old 02-06-2021, 07:05 PM
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I follow V.E Schwab and she often describes her schedule to show how she writes different things at once and also do some self-care.



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Old 02-06-2021, 07:53 PM
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I like what she says about not beating yourself up if you don't complete everything on the list.

And while her 4 hours of book work sounds really short, I wonder how much she actually gets done.
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Old 02-06-2021, 08:28 PM
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Yea, everyday is a new day.

I guess it depends how fast she thinks and types.

Pierce Brown says he can write 100 pages in 2 months.
A first draft can take 8-9 months.
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Wow, thanks for that! That's very interesting!

But that is probably the way to do it, and not just think about writing, but make a habit out of it and just do it,
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Even tho I can't follow my own schedule whenever I work, but it was nice to know that..
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Pierce Brown says he can write 100 pages in 2 months.
that is enviable


I always hear writers saying even if what you writer for the day is crap at least you get something on the page.
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not just think about writing, but make a habit out of it and just do it,
Make it a routine and it will become a habit - like brushing your teeth.

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I always hear writers saying even if what you writer for the day is crap at least you get something on the page.
Because you can always fix it later.

Deborah Harkness says that just thinking about a scene when grocery shopping counts.
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Old 02-07-2021, 07:09 PM
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I hope she has a piece of paper or her phone to write all her good ideas down. I'd end up forgetting.
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Me too.

I forgot what she said about that.
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