Week One of the 4 Week Novel*: Start writing! Don’t stop, don’t edit along the way. Just Keep on writing! Unless …
… you like to edit as you go, like I do. This year during NaNoWriMo,
I’m trying something new. I’m printing out my work at the end of each
day. Any editing or notes I need to make will be on the printed pages
and not in the computer so I can keep writing. I’ll also have a master
document to paste my writing in at the end of each day so I don’t get
tempted to edit on screen.
If you are like me and have multiple novel ideas you want to write,
pick just one for the 4 week novel. Or pick a main novel and don’t work
on the other one(s) until you’ve worked on your main novel each day.
*The 4 week novel tips are designed for NaNoWriMo, but could be used
any time of the year if you are trying to fast draft a story. This is
the third post. The first one was NaNoWriMo Thoughts and Tips, the second was prepping for the 4 week novel.