I don’t know if it’s because I’m doing Fast Draft with 12 (FREAKING AMAZING) people…or that it is changing my writing habits around, but my first Fast Draft session is having a positive effect on me.
Don’t get me wrong…this week has not been without its pitfalls.
- I’ve had an ear infection for awhile now and my eardrum exploded on Tuesday night.
- My day job has been fairly insane.
- I taught my first WANA International course this week.
It was Triberr and I loved it, but there’s been a lot of prep and behind-the-scenes work. Every bit of it was worth it, but it was a wild ride.
Still, with all that going on, I’ve written about fifteen thousand words in June.
Holy cowbell! Do you KNOW how long it’s been since I’ve written 15K on my WIP in a few weeks?? That would be exactly NEVER. And I’m expecting to come in at 30-40K for the month.
Without going for the 5K/day required in Fast Draft (and missing) I’d never even have believed that I could write 2K/day plus post to my blog 4-5 times a week.
Now that I’ve done that, I’m confident that I can easily work up to 3K/day and maybe even 4K. Plus I’m taking Kristen Lamb’s Blogging to Build a Brand class and learning about “high concept blogging.”
I’ve watched people I admire write 4-5K/day on their books when they were positive that they could NOT do it.
[Let’s all give a huge shout out to Kathy Owen for her amazing Fast Draft achievement of making her word target on multiple days. WOOT!!]
I’ve watched others who’ve been stalled for months jump in and get words on the page.
It’s been incredibly beautiful and moving to watch these warrior writers go boldly where they’ve never gone before. We’re making badges for our blogs, and starting to believe in ourselves and the process.
I can’t wait for Candace Havens’ official Fast Draft class in July. If our “practice” Fast Draft has been this amazing, what’s the “real” one going to be like?
It’s gonna be a phenomenal summer here at More Cowbell!
How are you feeling about your writing today? Are you in a place where you want a “do-over” or are you feeling strong? Do you have the support that you need to reach your goals or are you searching for it? Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!
Here’s a quick toast to a strong finish for my ROW80 peeps!! If you’re not feeling it in this round, a new round begins on July 2nd so you can start planning your goals. Please do go encourage your teammates here.