The Fast Draft works like this:
- 20 pages per day for 2 weeks
- No excuses
- No internal editor
- Just write, write and write
Of course, this is easier said than done. Yesterday was my first day and I only got 5K which equals around 15 pages. Not the 20 pages I meant to get, but close enough. I've had a 10K day before so I know I can get out 20 pages.
How did yesterday work out?
Three quick rounds in the morning and then three in the afternoon. My best sprints are over a 45 minute period where with Write or Die I can knock out at least 1500 words if I'm in the zone. The hardest thing about sprinting is that you have to have to story ready to go in your head. I'm about to head into part of my story where research would be nice. Under normal circumstances I would spend a few hours researching and looking things up. Instead, I simply add a bracket around a set of words. [Vegetarian dish here]. It was hard as hell not to use the almighty Google to find what I wanted, but I managed to do it.
Come join in the fun! You might be surprised at what you can accomplish!