A Good Link

SFWA has just posted a new guest blog, “How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a Day” by Rachel Aaron.  Obviously, this is one writer’s personal approach, so your mileage may vary, but I’ve already found on my own that  a great deal of what she recommends is true for me as well.  (I, however, am much more productive at home with internet where I can pop online to do a bit of research when I need to and where I’m not worrying about whether or not the dog is tearing the house to pieces without me.)  Her three-point system I think is excellent, and I strongly advise anyone who is trying to increase their output to take her advice very seriously.

3 thoughts on “A Good Link

  1. I read that when she posted it on her blog (I have it bookmarked). Really it boils down to good basic writing advice and, though most people can’t get the flow to do 10k a day, it will help most anyone improve their output. I’m currently cursing her publisher for putting many extra months between book 3 and 4 in her series. If her output was 10k/day and crap I’d probably have different things to say 🙂

    • Yeah, I’ve gotten myself to the point of being perfectly capable of 7,500 a day, but then revisions and rewrites pull the average down significantly from that when I look at a whole month.

      And I thought you refused to read any series the author hasn’t finished writing yet… 🙂

      • It’s Greg’s fault. Or Judy’s. Some combination of the two. I didn’t know it was a series when I read the first book (and, really, each book stands by itself, but by the end of the third book, the over arc is strong enough that I want to see it through to the end).

        Song of Ice and Fire I don’t think I can blame anyone for and it’s sort of the poster child for why I don’t start series that aren’t finished…