Not a BIAW, I’m doing a NIAW Back to Blog
I often read about writers participating in BIAW–Book In A Week events. The very idea intrigues me…writing a whole book…in a single week. Now, I’m assuming that it is just writing–no editing. And you just write as fast and as furiously as you can.
Oh, yeah…I’m interested by the idea, but I’ve never been brave enough to actually join in for a BIAW. Why? Simple–I don’t think I can do it!!!
I like to think I’m a fast writer. When I’m motivated (key word: motivated), I average about five pages in an hour. Luckily, I’m a pretty fast typer ( 70 net words per minute according to this handy typing test), but I just don’t think I can pull off a whole book in a week.
After typing about 20 pages in a day, I tend to feel mentally wiped. Doing more than 20…I’m afraid that just might be too much. (Oh, yeah, I’m a big o’ coward!)
But the idea is so very tempting…
So, I think I’ll do a compromise. I won’t do a book in a week–I’ll do a novella in a week–a NIAW. Approximately 100-120 pages are needed for a novella. I can easily do my twenty pages a day and finish in a week…hopefully.
My plan is to start this new project on Monday. I’ll give it a go and post to let you know how my NIAW is going.
If anyone else wants to try (Ashley, Felecia–you ladies know you owe me novellas!), then join in! And post your progress with me.Tweet It