This blog post title is just a little play on words for one of my fave Sesame Street characters. Anywho, I’m currently writing a new WIP (we’ll call it 3CV) and have reached 35k words including the 500 I wrote this morning before the day (slave) job. I will continue to write during my work breaks, (in between accounting clients). My goal is to write at least 1200 by the end of day.
I have read blogs citing author Rachel Aaron’s advice on going from 2k to 10k words a day. SHE MUST be a full-time writer, eh? (*of course she is per her blog post*). I haven’t tried her method, however, I have surmised, by reading the blogs of authors who have , that overall it’s great for a short period of time. But for books over 30k words, writing like that, eventually may become cumbersome.
She makes great points about planning ahead. Know what you’re going to write before the undertaking. Some of her advice seems common sense, however, for those of you (*eh…us*) who sometimes write on inspiration, this task can appear more daunting than it has to be. Still checking it out and deciding if I’ll take that leap on my next staycation.
The method that has (and still does) worked for me was that spearheaded by author Candace Haven’s. Her FAST DRAFT in 2 Weeks and REVISION HELL workshop totally revamped my mindset when it comes to writing a novel.
I have so many ideas for stories that I want to tell. I try to keep focused, writing on one book at a time, unless I need a break from current WIP, however, sometimes you just got keep writing, no matter what it is.
What are methods that you try to complete your manuscripts?
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