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Time is the enemy.

Finding it - and using it effectively - is the quest of all writers, whatever their level of expertise.

Nanowrimo expects you to write a 50,000 word novel in a month - uh - that's 1667 words per day!
Every day. For 30 days.

Doesn't sound like much - but it is, even for a professional.

Now, 1600 plus words may take some writers ALL DAY.  That’s not practical. No. You need to write FASTER!

Try this instead.

1. Outline your story before you start - even if it’s just dot points

2. Set yourself a daily target - say 1600 words in two hours.

3. Decide you’re writing a chapter a day

4. Outline your chapter before you start

Spend five minutes at the beginning of your writing session making notes or dot points about your chapter then:

5. Write like the clappers for two hours.

Write fast, don’t stop, don’t go back, don’t edit, just keep writing. Don't think, write.
 
This process will free you - and the rest of your day - because you only have to focus on your story while you’re writing.

Your word count will increase. Maybe from 200 words an hour to 1000.

The point of this exercise is to get the first draft down, and quickly.

Later, you can return for the second draft and take your time - but at least then the entire story will be done, complete, before you start to edit.

Writer’s Block

What if you just can't get ANY words out some days?

Repeat the following phrase to yourself:

There's no such thing as writer's block - only lack of motivation.

Don't beat yourself up. Stay calm. Believe that ideas will come.

Write anything that comes to mind. Write without question, write without criticizing your own talent or ability. Let the writing process become an invisible conduit between your mind and the page.

Some days you might not feel like writing - do it anyway.

Some days you might not have the time - find it anyway.

Some days, believe me, you'll feel you're wasting your energy and your story is ridiculous, pointless - but you MUST carry on.

Self doubt is the writer's curse, but you must learn to overcome it. And there's only one way to do that:

And that is to keep writing!


Rob Parnell
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