I mentioned earlier this month that I had a rough start, plugging away blindly using an unfinished story as a guide. Then I hit a dead end. Being Sagittarius, I work best with a goal, so shot my imaginary arrow, and I wrote a more detailed outline during a writing sprint.
New to me.
I’ve been doing a fair share of online write-ins and I discovered sprinting. I’m sure most of you know what it is. For those of you that don’t, it is a period of time when you write nonstop. Some measure time like the NaNoWriMo Sprint Page and others measure word count like Write or Die.
Either way, it is just short bursts of writing which you can do throughout an hour, an afternoon, or over a day.
What to do.
Set the time for 500 words—about 20 minutes—and write until you’re done.
I’m finding it much easier than doing the daily word count all at once. I give myself five to ten minutes between sprints to regroup.
Not sure what’s going on, but I like it.
What have you been doing that works? Any tips I should incorporate into my daily routine?