Originally Posted by VydorScope
Many writers have no more an idea where the story is going then the reader, often less. For example, Steven King in his book, On Writing
admits that he does not know where his stories are going before he writes it, and is often surprised at the twist and turns his stories take. He states that he has no idea how the books will end, until he writes the end.
That is what I see in that quote at least.
That's how I read it, too, but it's definitely not true for all authors.
My current WIP is a 4-book, 80-chapter piece that has been meticulously outlined from start to finish. I may find surprises along the way, of course, but I have more of a road map than just me headlights.
Still, different strokes, different folks.