Sunday, November 02, 2008
The Wisdom of Day Two
So we're not even forty-eight hours into this thing and already I've learned a lesson or two about cranking out 50K in 30 days.
1. It isn't going to be easy.
2. The amount of time your family will suddenly want to spend with you is in direct proportion to the amount of time you have planned to devote to writing.
3. Editing at this stage of the game is Not Good. One of the reasons that I worked so long with so little to show for it today is because I kept sneaking back into yesterday's work to add a thing or two here, to tweak a little there. This is bad. Wrong. Don't do it! Not until December 1, at least.
4. I need more sleep.
That last one should be easy to fix. I'm going to bed! I'll deal with the rest tomorrow.
What's the biggest lesson you've learned so far?