Free Writing

We’re all busy. That’s just how life works, right? Would you like to even get a few hundred more words written per day? It would add up to a chapter in a week or so, and a book in a few months. Without changing much of your schedule, you could have another (or your first) first draft finished!

I got this idea of “freewriting” from Susan Kaye Quinn and her amazing book, Indie Author’s Survival Guide. If you haven’t read it, get off my blog right now and go buy it! Seriously. Check out my goodreads review of it.

In her book, Susan talks about setting a timer for just 15 minutes first thing in the morning and writing about anything. Freewrite for those 15 minutes about whatever comes into your head. It doesn’t have to be related to any current WIPs and it doesn’t even have to be fiction. Just write.

The past few days I’ve tried this, it has done wonders. I love being in the moment of writing, of experiencing new things with my characters, and I’ve missed that. It really improves my day if I get to be creative (even just for 15 minutes) before I have to go to work or deal with life stuff.

Try it and tell me in the comments how it works for you!