You’re a Sunday Writer, right? Maybe you’re also a teacher or a student, with a six-week change of pace coming up. Maybe you’re just too hot to sleep and wondering what to do between six and seven when you can’t sleep?
Here we go then: let’s write a novel!
Think about it. Write without brakes and you can write two thousand words in an hour. They won’t be good words, they certainly won’t be perfect words, but we aren’t going to worry about that. This is Draft Zero, the Bad Draft that you write to get the pace, the structure, the ideas right. Then you go back and write Draft One and fix it, make the draft you’ll show to your writing partners before you send it off out into the world.
Here’s the deal. Sign up to my mailing list and I’ll (metaphorically) hold your hand through six weeks of writing Draft Zero. Every day I’ll send you an email with your task for the day. Devote an hour a day to carrying out the writing tasks I give you, and in six weeks you’ll have an eighty thousand word draft. It won’t be good. It won’t be perfect. But it’ll be finished – that’s the point.
If you want to play, go the the sidebar and subscribe to the Draft Zero mailing list. It’s a six-week only list: apart from a welcome email so you know you’ve signed up, you’ll get an email once a day from 23 July to 2 September (and of course you can unsubscribe any time) Write on!