Just expanding on the third step in the previous issue‘s simple formula on making money writing and publishing fiction books, There are lots of tips out there on how to write whole books quickly. Let me save you even more time:
Here’s the tip that appears in just about every one of them, rendering it the #1 tip based on my powers of observation. (Want to do it scientifically? Knock yourself out. I’m lazy and doing it this way.)
Don’t self-edit, or even reread, what you’re writing. Just write the story uninterrupted from start to finish. Fix it later, after you’re done with the first draft.
Easier said than done, actually, if you’re anything like me. I like to keep editing, massaging, fine-tuning what I’ve just written as I go along. And as you can imagine, getting to “finished” can take a heck of a long time. Much longer than it should! Because believe me…
…you can fix it later.
Besides, I find fixing it later goes a heck of a lot faster too. Really fight the urge to self-edit as you create, boys and girls, and just zoom forward, telling the story.
If you want the process to go PDQ anyway.
Come back next issue for #2. Have fun!