I just started a re-read of Salem's Lot. I'm so excited I can't even tell you!
I loved this portion of King's intro, written in 2005:
" Of course, the writer can impose control; it's just a really shitty idea. Writing controlled fiction is called "plotting". Buckling your seatbelt and letting the story take over, however...that is called "storytelling." Storytelling is as natural as breathing; plotting is the literary version of artificial respiration."