Do You Write Too Slowly? (Part 3)

Here is the last installment for this mini-series. In the last two posts, we talked about making an outline and then just letting all the words flow without editing first. What else can you do to help you speed up your writing?

Time yourself
This is particularly useful for those people who work under pressure. Are you the type of person who performs better when he/she is cramming? I know a lot of people like this. They would normally wait until the last minute to do their project and then when crunch time arrives, they would deliver quality results.

If you are this kind of person, then I suggest setting deadlines for yourself. Make sure that you respect your deadline and realize the urgency of your work. Another thing that you could do is to set a time limit for each post that you write. For example, you need to write a 300-word post. Get a timer or an alarm clock and set it to go off in 15 or 20 minutes – 10 minutes if you can. Try it, it just might work.

Avoid distraction
I have said this time and again. For people who are simply easily distracted, then the best thing for you to do in order to speed up your writing is to be totally focused on the task at hand. Choose a time and place whereby you would have minimal distraction. Don’t log into your messenger accounts, e-mails, and whatnots. Focus solely on writing and see how much faster you can get your work done.