Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Book In A Week

I just read on Verla Kay where Marie Lamba, author of What I Meant..., is writing a book in a week.

She's blogging about it at http://marielamba.wordpress.com/.

It is an intriguing idea...I wonder...hmmmm...

12 comments:

  1. Try and let me know how it turns out! :O)

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  2. She's into day 2 and already 23 pages and it's getting tough :)

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  3. That sounds insane! I thought Nanowrimo was hard! I have to go and have a look at her blog:)

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  4. A week!? Like doing one in a month isn't tough enough!

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  5. We are talking first drafts, aren't we? Still, a week??

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  6. Yes, first draft definitely and she said she would be editing. I did NaNo last year and it was brutal. I can't imagine doing one in a week but she's trying it.

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  7. That's amazing--I'm trying to do the math in my head, and...wow. Thanks for the info--I would've missed this fascinating tidbit :)

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  8. How the heck are you going to write a book AND blog in one week!

    I could bang out a draft in one weekend, I think, but it'd be rough, and no longer than 25-30kw. I've thought about taking a vacation and writing a book in one week, but I'm pretty sure it would not turn out right. I have to let the story simmer too much.

    Like a roast. That's what's in my head, I guess, roast beef. Cook it too fast and it suffers.

    - Eric

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  9. A week?! I could sure learn from her :-)

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  10. An entire book in ONE week??? No way could I do it!

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  11. A week? Wow! I'll have to check out her blog. Thanks for the link. The fastest time I ever took to write a first draft was 3 months.

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  12. I just read Marie's post. I don't think I could do one in a week, but she has some good comments about just writing, writing, writing. And then I thought, well, a week isn't very long; maybe one calm week (if there is one), I'll give it a try just to see what happens.

    Thanks for the link. And it's nice to see you again after my 9-day hiatus from blogging. My daughter and I did have a wonderful vacation.
    Ann

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