Day 24

I’m in day 24 of my 28 day writing challenge.  I had planned to hit it yesterday, but lost my writing time on Friday.  We were rear-ended (no one hurt) so my mind was less on writing and more on margaritas. It doesn’t matter, I wrote an awesome 5.5K words Saturday and Sunday and am at 29,547.  It’s in sight, people.

Things I’ve learned:

  • Turn off the TV and internet.  I’ve written in the girl cave, Panera’s and my living room.   Surprisingly, I squeezed the most production (1K in 1 hour) at Panera, where free wi-fi wasn’t available.
  • Don’t erase or backspace if you think of something more clever.  Type it, too.  Word count is word count and that includes editorial comments.
  • The internal editor is hard to kill, so I allow her <5 minutes a day, mostly by highlighting word wrap and graying out the least favorite of two phases.
  • Sex is easy to write.
  • Intimacy is hard to write.
  • You can still read books at lunch and in the car, but not any other time.

Have you taken part in a writing marathon?  What tips have you learned?

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