Last week, I had a timeshare week that hubby and I forgot about. It was not far from where I live now…about 2.5 hours. It’s a nice condo and hubby suggested I go up for a week and write. I know me. I need a foot in the a$$ sometimes to get the job done. I needed to write a novella that week so I needed a constant good influence. You know what I mean…writers who really want to write…good influence on my word output…in other words, PEER PRESSURE!
I really lucked out. I had three incredible DSRA members join me on my write-a-thon
Mandy Harbin – Holy cow. This gal set as her goal 5k a day! I don’t think I’ve ever written 3k a day, much less five!
Parker Kincaid – The designated coffee-chef. She’s so serious when working and so darn funny when she’s off the clock! And the stories she can tell…wow. She should write a book…Oh yeah, she has and I read it. AWESOME! Can’t wait for book 2.
Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn – the woman who taught me how delicious a salad can be using veggies from her home garden! YUM
So how did I do? Best word production I’ve ever accomplished in one week! I had THREE days where I produced OVER 4000 WORDS! I’ve never done that. Get these numbers…2695, 2646, 4425, 4033, 4501
I left there with my novella almost totally written (first draft). The word output continued when I got home and I finished my novella, tweaked it and got it off to my critique partners within my set timeframe.
So here’s my takeaway advice…Try a writing week if you really need to go some serious writing done. But you have to adhere to the rules we followed last week:
- No chatting all day
- Have a word count goal
- Eat nutritious food
- Play after you’ve got your word count done.