Can you write an unpolished thousand words a day? By that I mean unedited words. Pound out paragraphs you may later move around or delete, sentences you may rearrange or cut, characters you may need to make more or less important. New characters you later see you need to introduce.
If you’re writing non-fiction the same rules apply.
The best I’ve gotten so far is about 250 words, but I’m an edit-as-I-write person and this is hard. My mind hangs up when I see I need to fix something, make it better or delete it. But, you see, here the objective is to just Press On!
This summer, I’m aiming for that 1,000 words a day. I’ve already stumbled out of the gate, but today I’m really going for it. No doctor appointments, no laundry to do. All I have to do is fix the meals, feed the cat and brush her, clean the litter box. It’s my day to go all the way.
I’ll let you know how I do.
ATTENTION READERS – You can enter the challenge by reading a book a week for the next six weeks.
By mid-August, leave a comment here to let me know how you’re doing and I’ll enter you for some chances for a free ebook from my backlist or some other prizes.
Post your comments here!
Meanwhile, enjoy this photo by my husband of our 18-mile bicycle route.
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