Dishing up fear! Let’s combine my love for cooking and short stories! I’ve heard editors say that horror/thriller writer’s are hard to find. And good ones, even more difficult to find. So let’s prove them wrong.
Most of the writers I know don’t have the luxury of being full time, this-is-my-only-job writers. Most of us have other full time jobs as well. Sometimes several. So it’s easy to get into a place of putting in way too many hours, way too many nights in a row. How do we avoid burning out?
Time and again, I find myself striving to make my writing process more efficient–and time and again, it doesn’t happen. Although I can streamline some things–I’m a great fan of writing out character descriptions and plot outlines beforehand, for example–I can’t seem to shorten the amount of time it takes me to rewrite a book.