Apr 28, 2011
Wannabe Writers #48 (Speed Writing the First Draft)
Where I am in the writing process: Unpublished.
My current problem(s): Stressing, like usual.
I was looking back at an old project I started last summer and I was surprised at how much I really liked my work. The stories out-of-the-box and probably will never amount to anything, but it's something that's fun to write. SO, I stopped working on my other novel GLITCH and have been working on this novel--ELIXIR--non-stop since. (Yes, I'm aware that she-I-won't-name took my novel title.) I'll eventually go back to working on my main novel GLITCH, but for right now I desperately want to work on this. I'm not getting paid to write so why should I stress so much over something I'm not having fun with anymore? I'll write on the fun project for a while.
My question(s) this week: Can you write a novel in 4-6 weeks?
Haha! Aimee Carter, the author of THE GODDESS TEST--said in an interview that she usually writes the first draft of a novel in 4-6 weeks. So I have about 20k finished of my novel ELIXIR and I thought to myself just ten minutes ago, maybe I could write the rest of this novel in 4-6 weeks. What do you guys think? Can it be done? LOL. I probably should stop blogging and start writing then, huh? Actually, I'm going to give this 4-6 weeks thing a go. We'll see what happens.