The thing about writing a book every month for a year is, it’s not very focused.

I mean, obviously you have to focus on getting words out there.  But because you’ve got this thirty-day window to get the story down NOW NOW NOW, you spend the whole time splurging out bits and pieces of ideas at a rate of knots without ever getting the time to really flesh them out properly.  Everything exists in potentia and parts that aren’t working yet can be left for much later, after further thought and research will surely have occurred.

All of this is really exhilarating – but then you get to the end of the project and realize now you have to go back and start addressing some of those flaws.  Continue reading “How to Focus on One Thing”