There's been a lot of talk lately about writing fast. A number of bloggers, podcasters, and authors lately have sported the importance of writing fast and how this seems to be the only way to get your work out there.
I tried it.
It didn't work for me. At least, at this point in my life it didn't.
Honestly, I thought I was doing something wrong by working on one project at a time--editing Shadowkill instead of writing the first draft of book two in the thriller Central Division Series. I tried for a few weeks to write the first draft in the morning while at night work on my edits.
If I wrote full-time, I could possibly juggle more than one project at a time. But with juggling family, work, and writing, I had to cut back and do what is important.
You need to write at your own pace. Now, I don't mean to write whenever you feel like it. I believe you should do something every single day, whether it's writing or editing. If you can do both, great! If not, do one. Work on one project at a time, if you need to.
What got me thinking of this was a podcast featuring fantasy author Myke Cole. He advised that you need to take the time to do it right, not just speed through it. So, that's what I did.
(Thanks, Myke Cole, for giving me permission to do it right, even if it means sacrificing a bit more time)