It is no secret that my productivity comes in waves, and an irregular one at that. Sometimes, it even bothered me enough that I had to organize a writing retreat in order to get back to writing.
However, I have to say that my experience in writing Unspoken Words was quite peculiar.
If you have been following me on Twitter, you would know that I completed the first draft of the book in just 9 days.
Yes, you did not read that wrong. Even I still find it difficult to believe at times. Sure, I completed my debut novel, 3 (Tiga), in 14 days. But never in my wildest dreams did I hope to accomplish the same feat in the near future.
Yet, in reality, I kinda… did.
And it wasn’t until months after completing the manuscript, revising the draft like crazy, and witnessing the book being displayed in bookstores, did I start taking notes of what could possibly be going on when I wrote the book.
Of how a writer with a very demanding day job could finish writing a book in just 9 days.
I hate to break this upfront, but the key to accomplishing that is discipline.