More on the Phase

Man, time is flying by. I’ve been working on this rewrite for over a month now, and I’m up to 30,000 words. As I mentioned last month, I’d decided to try this “Phasing Method” by Lazette Gifford because I hated the first draft of the story. The phase thing has been a lifesaver because of the way I have to work on it.

In the past, I wrote every day, somewhere around 4 in the morning until I had to go to my day job. I wrote most weekends, too.

Now, I’m running my own business, taking 2 college accounting courses (so I can sit for the CPA exam), and trying to squeeze writing in, too. It’s been a stretch. I’m only writing 3 days a week now, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (with a buddy of mine). We meet online at 6 a.m. and write until about 8 a.m.

It’s a lot less time than I used to be able to spend writing, so I have to be more organized and productive in the time I do have. The phasing thing has made all the difference. When I sit down to write, I don’t have to try to think about what’s next or where I was…I just check out the next “phase”, and I’m off.

Again, I want to suggest if you’re stuck or just short on time, give this thing a try! It’s literally saving my book.

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