it’s heartening to hear other authors say:
"Rothfuss: Assuming I had any sort of plan at the beginning is a big mistake. I just started writing. I didn’t have a plan. I didn’t know what I was doing."
One thing that seems to throw a lot of people is how a professional author such as myself can say they started a series by making some shit up and throwing it at a page. Now that I’m published, people forget when I started what eventually became Stormcaller, I had no contract, little skill and no clue. I learned as a I wrote – if I’d planned the series in any sort of detail before I’d finished book 1, I might well have trimmed the threads and characters rather than let the story evolve into the story it felt like it was trying to be. Might have worked well, might have ruined such inherent charms it now possesses… point it, I knew as little as anyone who wants to write a book and was only half-decent in English class – I just learned a little faster than most I suspect.