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Rrty

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I assume this may have been covered already, so if a moderator wants to point me to the relevant thread, please do so. If not, let me say I have come across a news item from earlier in April that mentioned King working on a new novel, and how he had to change the time setting because of SARS-CoV-2. Just curious if there is any info on that work, in terms of genre, topic, release date, etc. Thanks...
 

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I assume this may have been covered already, so if a moderator wants to point me to the relevant thread, please do so. If not, let me say I have come across a news item from earlier in April that mentioned King working on a new novel, and how he had to change the time setting because of SARS-CoV-2. Just curious if there is any info on that work, in terms of genre, topic, release date, etc. Thanks...
No, far too early in the process to be making any announcements about it.
 

Gerald

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He says in the John Grisham talk that he has a suspense novel with a supernatural twist in the works.

What I don't get is that he says he aims for 2000 words a day. But that's only four pages:


But then he still has to revise those when the notes from the editor come in. And he usually has two long books a year, plus he often does screenplays as well, and in between short stories and novellas.
Can you get all that from just four pages a day?
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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He says in the John Grisham talk that he has a suspense novel with a supernatural twist in the works.

What I don't get is that he says he aims for 2000 words a day. But that's only four pages:


But then he still has to revise those when the notes from the editor come in. And he usually has two long books a year, plus he often does screenplays as well, and in between short stories and novellas.
Can you get all that from just four pages a day?
4 pages is a lot for one day really, I think. I guess it counts what the font size is, and how big the page is.
 

Gerald

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Probably includes planning, and structuring, rewriting, glancing over for mistakes, feeding the dogs, etc.

Maybe he works on a new novel first, and the rest of the day he revises another book or works on a script. That's what he usually used to in the past., I think.
It seems to me he must do more than just write four pages a day...
 

kingricefan

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He says in the John Grisham talk that he has a suspense novel with a supernatural twist in the works.

What I don't get is that he says he aims for 2000 words a day. But that's only four pages:


But then he still has to revise those when the notes from the editor come in. And he usually has two long books a year, plus he often does screenplays as well, and in between short stories and novellas.
Can you get all that from just four pages a day?
4 pages a day, every day for a year turns into 1,460 pages. That's alot. Subtract the two days off a year that King gives himself (birthday and Christmas) that still leaves a lot of pages. Even after editing, etc. that might whittle page count down to 1,200, which is worth two or three novels.