This is really awesome! I am loving this thread . Major congrats to you!! I totally agree with your method. It's what I do, as well. Although my books are more like novelettes. However, I am moving toward releasing larger works in the fall. I have a question for you! I noticed you mentioned that you release a book every two months. I was wondering how many hours a day that takes from you and any tips to overcoming writer's block or when you don't "feel" like focusing. Thanks!! <3
Thanks for the question! I'm a fast, fast, fast writer. I guess I'm lucky that way, because once my fingers start to fly, the words just tumble out. Plus I can type about 90 WPM, which helps immensely. I can get 1500 good words out an hour. That doesn't count editing time, of course. So, I can basically write a 60,000 word novel, which is the very shortest I can do, in about 40 good hours. But that's assuming I don't have writer's block, but I just push through that.
As for writing when I just don't wanna...I either try to push through it, if I'm on deadline (I make personal deadlines), or I just watch television and veg if I have just finished a novel. Inevitably, if I am in a sour mood, I think that my writing is crap as I do it, but, I read through it when I'm in a better frame of mind, and it doesn't sound half bad.
Right now, I've been dealing with home stress - I had the flu, which kicked my butt, my husband and I have been fighting a lot, and he's dealing with depression, so I've been most unproductive as of late. Have to get back on track, which means 6000 words a day next week. I hate doing that, but it has to be done.