Friday, May 2, 2008

Fast-drafting

IN THE NEWS: According to Middle East Online, "When Hassan Amin al-Bana gingerly steps on the gas pedal of his bright yellow taxi, a strange smell wafts from the exhaust: deep-fried fast food. Faced with chronic fuel shortages due to an Israeli blockade, dubbed by human rights groups as “collective punishment”, taxi drivers in the Gaza Strip are filling their tanks with cooking oil, often scrounging leftover fat from street vendors." Read the rest of the article here.
(Thanks, Chicki!)

Right now I'm in the throes of a FAST DRAFT challenge with my critique group the Passionate Critters and the Romance Divas forum.

What is "FAST DRAFT"? It's a Candace Havens workshop that basically includes writing 20 pages a day for 2 weeks.

20 pages? Eeek! you say? Yeah, I did too. I'm a slow writer, basically because I have a strong willed internal editor. But I have pledged to do at least 10 pages a day for 14 days on a completely new storyline.

So far, I have 17 pages completed. Woo-hoo!

Now, I'm off to the writing cave again. Have a good weekend!

3 comments:

Chicki said...

Twenty pages a day? Whew! That's really a challenge. Ten sounds more realistic. Go get 'em, girl!

Stephanie said...

Awesome! Sounds like a plan, good luck!

tsueversteeg said...

*stands and applauds*
YOU GO GIRL!!!