Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Write Stuff!

No...not my ode to New Kids on The Block :) But a small pat on the back to me! I've been writing steadily for four days now and I feel energized and inspired.

Three weeks ago at Moonlight & Magnolias I took a workshop given by the fabulous Stephanie Bond on 'Writing Well & Writing Fast'. Let me tell you, she is one amazing presenter and gave many strategies on how to improve your daily page output.

I've put a few of her tips to work for me in the past few days and am happy to say that I am on my way to not only finishing my new WIP in record time, but I think it is my best work yet!

Here are a few of her suggestions that are working for me:

- Write a synopsis FIRST. (It is much easier to complete a book if you know where you are going.)

- Set daily goals for yourself and stick to them no matter what. (I write between 10-12 pages a day, which for me, is about a chapter a day.)

- Write in spurts. (I now use a cheap kitchen timer set in half-hour increments to keep track of my time. I take a short rest between sets and am done for the day within three-four hours.)

Have a great day everyone!


jax said...

Hooray for you! It's about time you're trying to catch up with my pages...LOL

I'm glad you're more productive!

Kelley Nyrae said...

Holy cow! You write 10-12 pages a day? Wow. You rock.