When I wrote that post “What can you write in a couple of hours?” on August 30th, I said
In a focused hour or so of just writing you could write 1500 words. They might be solidly in the realms of the shitty first draft (HT Ann Lamott) but in 4 – 6 sessions you would have a rough draft of approximately the right length.
I had a gremlin telling me that it really was crazy to write an article in a term with only one writing session a week. That gremlin convinced me that I shouldn’t promise you things I couldn’t deliver.
In the intervening time, a client has told me that she can write 2000 words in 40 focused minutes.
In the first meeting of A Meeting With Your Writing we had 90 minutes for writing. Everyone was surprised at how much they had written in this time.
You can write an article this term
If an article is 6000 to 10,000 words. And you can write 2000 – 3000 words in 90 minutes. (I might still be underestimating.) Then you’ll have a first draft in 3 sessions.
There are still 3 sessions of A Meeting With Your Writing in September. And another 12 sessions after that.
This means that even if the only time you write this term is during A Meeting With Your Writing (2 hours, every Monday), you will definitely have an article done by Christmas.
Even the gremlin thinks so.
You don’t have to write an article
Participants worked on a bunch of different things this week: a revise and resubmit, a dissertation prospectus, a script, an annual report …
You don’t need to know in advance what you’ll work on that day. We’ll do a short exercise to help you decide.
It’s not to late to join us
There are still 15 sessions of A Meeting With Your Writing before the Christmas break. It’s only $125 for all those sessions.