We've all heard of fasting. You know, going without food for xyz period of time. Yeah, but that's not the fasting I'm talking about today. It's actually the total opposite. Fasting as in I'm gonna speed through this draft, kind of fasting it is what I mean.
I must completely draft book II in my MG series over the next four weeks, which means consuming more wordage in a short period of time than I've ever done before.
Feeling a little stressed and insecure, am I? Why yes, thank you for asking. But I'm also feeling empowered.
Writing is like everything else in life. It's an opportunity to grow and learn more about ourselves as individuals and our place in the grand tapestry of existence. How will I ever grow if I won't push myself? I won't. I'm at a stage in my writing life where it's time I reach for that next hurdle and become more. A lot of pulled muscles and grumbling may be involved, but I'll heal. So if I'm a tad scarce over the next few weeks this is the reason. Feel free to drop by any of my social media outlets to offer a word of advice, encouragement, or even some cyber chocolate. Wine works, too.
Anyone ever fast drafted a novel? How long did it really take you for how much wordage? Any tips?
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