Experimenting with writing techniques

I'm always looking for ways to improve my writing, whether that be the craft, or my writing speed. So when I came across the book 2,000 to 10,000 Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love I thought it was probably worth a read. Really who doesn't want to write their books faster, so they can write more books!

I found the suggestions in the book to be straight forward and easy to implement so I decided to give it a go. My daily word count averages 4,000 words at the moment, but I have managed to do some 10,000 word days on occasion. ​I would love to get up to the 10,000 words a day average, because I could write a first draft in less than two weeks. (There would of course be editing time after that, but the thing that takes me the longest is always the first draft).

I won't cover the steps in this blog post, because the book is only 99 cents so it's worth the purchase price, but I will say that over the last two days ​I have averaged 5,500 words a day and I'm pretty sure I can do better than that. I'm going to record my statistics over the time it takes to finish the first draft of book 2 of The Flanagan Sisters and then I'll report back on how I go. The thing is, as I read the book, I realised that the things Rachel said were exactly what I had experienced when I had achieved my 10,000 word days, but I hadn't made that connection that I could actually replicate the conditions with a small amount of thought. 

I'm really excited to see how this goes. At the rate I'm writing I should have a completed first draft within a fortnight. 🙂 ​