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  • 16:58 Been working on 2 of the 4 papers I have due on Monday. Have pics & outbreak info on the bacteria & viruses paper…. #
  • 16:59 Have pics, background info and recipes for the Sauces paper. Now off to do the research for the other two papers – Breakfast and Vegetarian. #

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  • 14:47 Doing my goals for week shouldnt be this hard. But have to factor in school & studying with FD. #acgoals. #
  • 15:07 @EmmaGDelaney – It’s great cause I set my write goal for how ever many words and it forces me to write and not edit. Keep moving forward. #
  • 17:33 Posted my goals. I may either be crazy or overly ambitious. I haven’t decided which one yet. #acgoals #
  • 18:09 @EmmaGDelaney – So very true. #acgoals #
  • 22:22 Met my WG (20 pages) and even updated my website with some new blurbs on the project page and updated the Truth or Dare page. #acgoals. #
  • 22:23 #writegoal for the fast draft is going to be 10 pages a day for this week. I’m taking a step back from the traditional FD b/c of real life. #
  • 12:44 Family is stressing about the snow and me going to school. School hasn’t been canceled so I still have to go. Plus it’s the 1st day. #

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  • 15:14 Did 20 pages yesterday on netbook. Now working on my 20 pages for today. So far have 5 pages done. ! #amwriting. #
  • 15:35 Met WG goal but not WL yesterday. So far have 5 pages done on the FD 2day. #acgoals #
  • 18:34 Page Count update – 12 pages down and 8 more to go on today’s FD pages. Stopping for food now. #
  • 22:05 Page count update – 23 pages done. Surpassed #writegoal by 3 pages thanks to #writeordie #

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  • 17:57 Met my #writegoal for the day – 20 pages. But I #amwriting still. #
  • 17:59 My WG and WL goals have been met for the day. But still writing if anyone wants to challenge. #acgoals #
  • 23:12 RT @RevRunWisdom: The key to success is to start from scratch and keep scratching – Dennis Green #

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  • 15:33 So far have 9 of the 20 pages. #acgoals #
  • 15:35 Blogged about Fast Draft – danieford.com/2010/02/17/fast-drafting/ #
  • 20:48 Still need 2 pages to meet #writegoal for the day. #acgoals #
  • 23:26 RT @briaquinlan: RT @LiaKeyes: Turn envy into a positive force. Ask what that person is doing right, learn from them. #
  • 23:28 Final page count for the day – 22 pages. Pg count thus far for the week – 63 pages. Some good, some may not be so good. But enjoying writing #

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FD Update

Progress for page count as of 11:30 p.m. EST Feb. 17th 2010 – 63 pages.

Some good and bad, a few skipped scenes with comments. But I am having fun and enjoying the story.

And it helps that I know that I can fix it later, layer in more depth, emotion and details later and make it tighter, better during revisions.

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Fast Drafting

This week I’ve been fast drafting one of my stories. I have the blurb, short synopsis and an outline I’d already done so it has made it a bit easier.

But still writing 20 pages in a day is hard when you factor in all the other things in life that needs to be done. When you factor in your daily, familial responsibilities. Plus I’m going to be starting school next week so I may have to cut back from 20 pages a day down to either 10 or 5. Five pages is realistic.  I can do that no problem. But I don’t know how school is going to factor in.

But so far I’ve written 41 pages in the past two days. If you want to keep track of my progress or even cheer me on, then you can follow my progress on twitter.

And a bit of background on Fast Draft (aka FD) for those who are unfamiliar with it. FD is the process of getting the words on the page. Just writing and pushing through the internal editor and doubts and getting a first draft done quickly in a two week period. I first learned about Fast Draft from Candace Havens.

The challenge is to write 20 pages per day for 2 weeks. There are some who do FD who don’t do the 20 pages/day some have done 5 pages/day or 10 page/day. It all depends on the person, their life, responsibilities and where they are writing wise. Some can’t do the 20 pages per day. But doing 5 or 10 pages a day is a challenge. It’s not just about the output (remember you can revise later) but challenging yourself, going beyond your normal output.

Fast Draft is more than just about writing a first draft of a book in two weeks. It’s about creative freedom. For me, it’s about the freedom to write, get the story out of my head and onto the page. It’s great when you have other writer’s join in and help keep you accountable. To cheer you own and crack the whip when needed. Push, pull, prod further until the goal for the day has been met.

It’s how I initially wrote Liar Liar, which I am happy to say that I am done editing and revising. I’m letting it sit for a few weeks before I give it one more look over and start subbing it aka begin the agent hunt.

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