After last month's successful JaNoWriWee (January Novel Writing Week), I'm upping the stakes and trying the same system for a first draft. I was going to go for a month, but then decided that I might not be able to finish a draft in a month, so better to aim for a finished draft than write for a set number of days.
Which means that, starting tomorrow, I'm planning to write two scenes a day until a first draft is finished. However, unlike the JaNoWriWee, I don't have a whole month/six weeks/whatever with no commitments during the day. So there will be days I may only get one scene done, or even just a paragraph. That's fine. The main thing is, I will not go back and revise. I will not go back and reread, save for a few paragraphs or page. I will not stop to do a lot of research. I will just write the scenes, with the understanding that it's only a first draft. After all, considering that it's me, there will be at least four more.
I won't report my progress every day, but will try to keep a record here. And I'll be doing posts about other subjects on a regular basis, thanks to the miracle of pre-scheduling. I'll also be checking the Old Bailey Online and writing posts over at Story Seedlings as well, whenever I find a case that's interesting, with story idea potential.
I figure now's the time to do this, when it's still cold outside and I have a relatively light schedule, as I have plans for painting some walls and other things to plan/organize/do come the spring.
Wish me luck!