The goal of two pages a day (or 500 words) is to crank out a draft of a novel in 6 months or so. My aim: a crappy first draft. A crappy first draft means the two pages do not have to be pretty. They don’t have to fit perfectly. They don’t need to be well worded. The dialogue can be awkward. The punctuation and spelling can be off. The order of events can be wrong. You get the idea: it doesn’t have to be good … yet. Why? Revision is nine-tenths of good writing. So, one really needs to begin with something that requires revision. That’s why I write two pages a day. I’m creating a draft that can be revised later. Just so you know.
- Saturday. Two pages. The words be rollin'. I be sittin' on the couch herding them. #twopages2021 1 week ago
- It's Thursday. Words like water. Two pages. #twopages2021 1 month ago
- Been more than a week, but the words keep comin'. Two pages. #twopages2021 1 month ago
- Been a week! But the thunder keeps comin'. Two pages #twopages2021 1 month ago
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