I’m on day four of writing my thesis, and right on target, having completed 37 draft pages as of last night. By the time I go to work next week, I hope to be up to page 70 or so.
Whenever I meet authors, I’m struck with how, well, average they are. No offense to authors. It’s just a fact.
Now I know the secret to writing longer pieces. Once you have something to say, there’s only one other secret: sit down and actually write. Getting and keeping your body in a chair and actually writing seems to be an important part of the writing process. Who knew? That’s something I’ve never tried before.
As long as you’re okay with editing (don’t forget what Ann Lamott said about cruddy first drafts), that appears to be the secret to writing.