Know Yourself + Writing = Efficiency?Posted on January 13th, 2012 No comments
I’ve had an article by Rachel Aaron open in my browser for almost a month now. Why? Well, I’ve been meaning to talk about it. Here’s why. She went from writing 2,000 words a day to 10,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Yeah, I like to think of this article as: How to Write As If You Are Insanely Caffeinated. Or: How to Write Like You Are On Fire and Only Writing Like the Dickens Will Save Your Tushie.)
No, she didn’t just stay at her computer for longer hours and beat herself into submission. She took a good long look at how she was writing. She figured out when her most productive time of the day was, figured out beforehand where she wanted the scene to go and got herself enthusiastic about what she was about to write. As she said, “If I had scenes that were boring enough that I didn’t want to write them, then there was no way in hell anyone would want to read them. This was my novel, after all. If I didn’t love it, no one would.”
Is that smart or what?
How about you? Do you know when you are most productive? What do you do to jazz yourself up about what you are about to write?
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