As you can see from my new progress meter, I've made a little bit of progress this weekend. Not much, but that's okay. This weekend has been and will continue to be about quality pages. I've been tightening the first chapter, reorganizing the 2nd and 3rd chapters and plotting what comes next. I told my CP my goal was to send her the rough draft of the 1st chapter by Sunday night. That's going to happen. I want to start sending this to contests soon so I needed to concentrate on that opening.
Monday through Friday of this next week is going to be about quantity. Yes, my CP may get my 1st chapter back to me sometime in those five days, but I'm not going to worry about it. At the beginning of January, I'd decided to write the rough draft of this book in 4-6 weeks. I'm behind on that goal, but I still intend to finish it in the next 4-6 weeks. So this week I'm not going to stress over finding the right word, or putting my scenes in the right order, or putting in more description. I'm just going to write whatever comes to mind, whatever my hero and heroine dictate to me.
It's another new approach to my writing and I'm looking forward to the journey! As usual, you'll hear all about it during the week. Then next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I can once again turn to quality.
For those of you who write, have you found the perfect writing process for yourself yet or are you constantly trying new approaches?