How to write…cut down on blogging
How to write a book in 30 days… Yes, 30 days! THIRTY DAYS. Had to shout it to myself a third time just to make sure I committed to doing it. 30 days, though.
Can it be done? It’s a method, with a schedule and lovely headings that say things like “Downtime”. Unfortunately, that didn’t mean stop writing and start partying … And plot sketches. Well, the plot is a bit sketchy. And subplot threads. Yep, the subplot is threadbare … Do I need subplots?
The “How to…” was another supplement from the Guardian newspaper. Rather well timed, seeing as I’m about to embark on my second play and frankly feel like I need all the help I can get.
Still, I thought it might be fun – yes FUN – to give it a go. Perhaps it would be more fun to just get drunk. But then that could be dangerous if I mixed alcohol and blogging.
Anyway, if I’m going to give this a go, I will probably need to reduce the blogging to once a week – to make writing time, engaging with you time, too, but not spending me time down the pub.
Have you written a book in 30 days? Or tried a writing method to help you stick to a schedule? Did it work? Or did you give up? Or do you have your own tips on how to stick at it?