Book in a Week

My chapter is doing a book in a week starting this Friday, running through next weekend. Trish M's recent success in planting her butt in the chair and writing 200 pages in 10 days has inspired me.

But I'm thinking about my goals being time writing versus page writing. I usually set a page count - a good one - and then fail to meet it. But I'm thinking if I set an hourly thing, like, I'll write 6 hours on weekends and 2 hours on weekdays except Wednesday because Lost is on" I might do better.

And yes, I mean 6 hours of no blog checking/email checking/Supernatural watching. If the DVDs EVER get here.

Have you ever done BIAW? Has it been successful for you? What helped make it so?


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Anonymous said...

I haven't ever done BIAW but it sounds cool :)

Tracy Montoya said...

I suck at BIAW. I sign up for some BIAW listserv and then sit on my booty and eat. They don't motivate me at all, but I know they work for a lot of people.
Unfortunately, I seem to thrive on deadline pressure, and the bulk of my books get written two or three weeks before they're due.

Colleen Gleason said...

I've done BIAW. I haven't written a whole book, but I did produce some pages. The thing for me, the hardest thing, is of course, not to go back and look and tweak.

I'm a compulsive tweaker. I tweak every time I sit down to write.

But you know what I found...the pages that I produced during BIAW, as opposed to the ones I wrote under normal circumstances, were just as good (or bad) as the pages I wrote normally.

I just produced a lot more of them. So I'm a believer in BIAW.

I'm not always a practicer (though I wish I were), but I believe in it.

Trish Milburn said...

I've done BIAW, but honestly I like just steady progress better. And the hours per day is a good method. I think it's way less pressure, which you don't need when you're writing.

Looking forward to LOST!

MJFredrick said...

I've done the same as Tracy, sign up for it and then blow it.

I'm kind of hoping BIAW will give me the motivation to put the writing first, and that will carry over till the book is done, ya know?

Stacy Dawn said...

It did boost me for that week because I had to account to someone other than myself.

MJFredrick said...

Stacy, so far, that's working for me, too. 24 pages in 2 days.


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