Welcome to Day 82 and Day 17 of our Writing Challenge...
Yesterday I didn't do any editing so I'm putting and 1 1/2 hours in the Owed column.
I didn't edit because I wrote almost 1000 words, then this morning I hit almost another 1000 again. In fact I've hit over 3000 words in 3 days.
Not a lot some might argue...well for me and my #busywriterslife, it's a virtual jack pot.
What can I say? I was clearly on a writing roll.
How did I get there and how can you do the same? These tips might help...
Get There and Stay There
To your computer that is. Thinking about wanting to write isn't enough. Sometimes the hardest and most important step is showing up.
Now and anywhere. That's right anywhere. Start with some raw dialogue...some setting descriptions...plot ideas...just get started.
How? By getting inspired. If I'm writing a scene description, I'll goggle sunrises and look at pictures and then start putting words on the page to get my ideas and energy going.
Settle for Second Best
What? How could that even be an option? Well at this point in the game you just want the ideas to flow so don't worry about the fine print, the editing or the commas. Just write and write and write some more. Avoid struggling to find just the right word, get your ideas and nuances down.
And before you know it, you're on a roll.
All that raw writing also means I have a lot of editing to do. Having all those ideas in place means I have a lot of work to do - cutting and pasting, moving sentences, adding more descriptions, shifting some ideas, merging other ideas...you get the picture. It won't be a breeze, but believe me having all those raw elements in place makes the job so much easier.
Here's to being on a roll and here's Today's Takeaway Lesson...
"The best way to predict your future is to create it.” Anonymous
Here's to Being All In,
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