Thing one: I’m about 10k into writing a novel. The thing has its shape– I wrote an outline for it long ago, and the outline hasn’t much changed through the first few chapters.
Thing two: I have a fairly free week starting tomorrow. The in-laws wanted some quality time with my toddler, so they’ve taken her away for the week. My wife will go into work. That leaves me home… alone. Unlike Kevin, though, I will not booby-trap the house in order to ward off any would-be bandits. So, that leaves me home alone with free time.
Thing three: I really want to finish the rough draft of this novel before school starts. But in order to do that, I have to do a serious amount of work this next week.
Conclusion: I shall write 10,000 words a day for the following week! They shall mostly be OK; editing will happen later; victory is imminent.
Now, I know what your thinking, “won’t the 10,000 words just be garbage.” You are quite possibly correct, but there is a precedent for this. People have done it before and survived.
She did 50,000 words in 9 days: http://lifeislimitless.com/how-i-wrote-a-50000-word-novel-in-9-days/
This person achieved the feat in a weekend: https://writingechoes.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/why-and-how-i-decided-to-write-50000-words-in-a-weekend/
I may even push through and try to write 50K in one day, like this guy:
I’m gonna make it happen’ captain. There will be typos, it will be revised, but to quote a prolific writer: “It is so very much great and it is a history time for barney moose yt own oh yes! Come now Kitten and say barney we must and we must go and dance dance.” Brilliant.
These 10,000 words every day won’t know what hit ’em. Wish me luck. If my fingers don’t fall off, I’ll update here to let you know what happens.