I’ve decided to try a new experiment, since I’m not in the habit of posting on the blog yet.

Last week, on the Dead Robots Society Podcast, there was an interview with author Rachel Aaron, who has a method for writing that lets her write upwards of 10,000 words a day!  Since National Novel Writing Month is looming on the horizon, and I have not been writing as much as I want to, I’m giving it a try.

The first part of her method is keeping track of your writing.  The second half is to outline before you sit down to write.  Both of these seem like great, simple, and obvious ideas, so I’ve started keeping track, and to keep myself honest, I’m going to be putting my results here.  Look for a new post every Wednesday!

Week One:

Writing:

This week got off to a rocky start.  I only got any serious writing time in on Saturday morning, putting in about 600 words.

Podcasting:

I’ve been a bit more productive with the Way of the Buffalo.  I edited and released episode 20 on Friday, and recorded an interview last night that will be in the feed later this fall.  I’m almost up to date on the slush pile as well, having done my first pass.  I do have to send out some emails tonight, however.

Next week:

This week was a rocky first start, but I’m not going to let that stop me.  My goal is to write 2000 words in the novella I’m working on, and do first pass edits on some short story drafts I have laying around.  Will I make my goals?  Come back next week and find out!

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