How am I going to do this, write two first drafts in two months?
It’s going to be very practical…
I’ll get up, probably at 6am.
I’ll write for an hour and then have some breakfast – say 15mins.
Then write for another hour which will take me to 8:15.
I plan to then go out for a short run. Get the blood flowing again. Shower.
Back at my desk by 9am.
Write for an hour and half.
Short fifteen minute break.
Write for another hour and a half.
That will have been five hours writing with 1 hour and 15 min breaks, start at 6, finish at 12:15.
I’m not sure I’ve ever been that disciplined in my life!
Well, it’s a plan. They say no plan survives the start of the battle intact. That’s okay. The aim is to spend the rest of the day with my family. Unless they are away, in which case I will spend some time on admin stuff – marketing my existing books, blogging etc. Or maybe even tackle the household to do list…
I’m still planning to blog daily, though may modify exactly how I do that. If I’m writing 5,000 words a day towards my novel, I’m not going to feel the same commitment to writing a blog post daily. Instead, I may do what I’ve actually done for this week – write the week’s posts in advance and schedule them all at the same time. I’ll let you know.
If you’ve ever written a sequel (or a first novel) in a month, how did you go about it?