We all hear how everyone has a book in inside of us. I have decided to pull that bad boy out.
I started 3 days ago with a plan to write 2,000 words a day. A novel is 60,000 words long at minimum. At that rate I should be able to complete my first novel in a month.
Yesterday I skipped (Thanksgiving, is the excuse) so today I did double. I'm on schedule, with 8,400 words written.
As a successful marketer (pompous yet?) one of my most effective techniques is to start the day asking "What can I do specifically that will get me closer to my current goal by the end of the day?" Normally, for example, reading posts like this won't qualify :-O
We feel that as writers we have to wait until inspiration hits. Um... no. We have to get words on the screen so we can ultimately get food on the table. I take about 20 minutes to think up or write down the day's action, then go.
It's grim and about as much fun as going on a diet. But hell, I don't like manually posting press releases either.