This past weekend, I wrote around 100 words over three projects.
Most people would call this a piss-poor word output, but hear me out.
They were the most important words for the upcoming projects.
I didn't have a lot of time for writing this weekend, because of shopping trips, soccer games, and food tours, so I made the most of my time and focused on creating character arcs for the Super Prepared book. Those 100 words will give me the ability to generate 3000 words a hour for the book.
I've always considered outlining to be as important as editing the manuscript. For someone like me, with a bad memory and all, being able to consult an effective guide while writing a chapter over the course of days is beyond helpful.
With that in mind, I've got two books I need to further outline this Friday, and then I'll decide which book I'll write for NaNoWoMo whatever.
So, friendly tip, budding writers- outline first, write second. 5 minutes of planning will save you an hour of asspulling.