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.
- Monday. Two pages ends this Friday! Time for a last push. Two pages. #twopages 14 hours ago
- Saturday. The last 2-page saturday there is, this year. Make it good and sweet. Two pages. #twopages 2 days ago
- Friday. Good day, got problems solved. Bad day. Created a few more. Time to relax and sit on my thoughts. Two pages. #twopagesb 3 days ago
- Wednesday. Quiet around here. Two pages. #twopages 5 days ago
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