A case for quick, part two. [25/52]

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One of the other benefits to writing a short story a week or a novel in 3 months is that you keep your momentum going.

I’m in the final stages of releasing my third book, but I started it over a year ago. I was slow and not disciplined in writing it. And, as a result, it took four times as long as I would have liked it to take: 12 months instead of 3.

The thing I learned is that the longer you take on a project, the more you’ll spend time reminding yourself about earlier parts.

You have to keep reminding yourself what has already happened, and that is time you’re not spending writing. In fact, I procrastinated so long I started writing in the wrong tense and didn’t even know it!

So, the more time you take to write your story, the time it will take to finish is growing exponentially. You’re not just burning days where you don’t get any words, but you’re using your precious writing time to re-read your own work.

Don’t do that. Work straight through and have fun writing.

Jump. Build, Fly.
F.C. Shultz