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.
- The 2020, two pages a day campaign ended yesterday. I got a whole lot of words down. See you next January 1. #twopages2020 3 months ago
- Two pages while the sun shone. It's going to end at the end of June! #twopages2020 3 months ago
- Getting close to the end of June, which means 2 pages a day, 2020 edition, ends soon. I've done my 2 pages for toda… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 months ago
- Saturday. Bricking words into place. Two pages. #twopages2020 4 months ago
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