10,000 words a day isn’t too much to ask

Brandy Kraine, who is either dead or not using her WordPress lately (come back, Brandy, come back!) had a post on finish what you start. In it, she mentioned the book 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love by Rachel Aaron. So I bought that book and started reading. On the stuff about how to write faster, most of it is common sense, but I think if you don’t treat this in a scientific manner to test when you are the fastest and best at what you do, you’ll never see that you’re more productive in certain environments and times of day.  Beyond that, there’s some fantastic information. Rachel decided to test her new knowledge by creating a new book in a new genre, and reports she outlined the book & series in three days, and completed the entire book in the next 10 days.

But her outlining method is what I’m looking at, here. I’m trying Scrivener because of this book, and the outlining is the part I haven’t made sense out of. It would help if I didn’t have to overcome the learning curve on the program, but once I do, I should be ready to pump out three books a month, or so. Yeah!

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