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Oct 05, 2019 17:08:14

Think Less, Write Faster

by @basilesamel PATRON | 284 words | 389🔥 | 437💌

Basile Samel

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I feel like I spent more time writing than making products over the last month, but it's not necessarily worthless because it gave me new ideas about how 200WaD can help writers. However, I'm annoyed that I am not spending enough time coding and distributing my content. My deliberate writing practice has become second nature, and it's time to make it more efficient to give room to something else. 

How do I proceed? In general, I spend too much time overthinking what I'm writing, I have to kill the perfectionist inside me. Writing can take up to four hours on some days when I'm procrastinating or taking my time or contemplating the moment, which is obviously preventing me from working on something else.

I need a new approach to increase my writing speed without sacrificing too much in quality, a sort of Parkinson's law for proactive writing.

I noticed I mostly write to solve problems. I'm trying to figure out or describe solutions to a particular pain point. Instead of thinking for countless hours on what I want to write about, I just have to ask myself what I have to learn on a given day and note down the results. This way, I don't have to go through a cumbersome ideation process, I just publish what came up from my daily research at the end of the day.

I'm also going to start pressuring myself into publishing faster by setting up a countdown on my phone every time I open 200WaD's text editor. Time is of the essence.

Optimizing my writing process is the next logical step to become a better writer.

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    @basilesamel I wonder how a person with Parkinson's Disease contends with the Parkinson law.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Oct 05, 2019 09:04:53
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      @brandonwilson ho crap dat typo :'D

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Oct 05, 2019 18:47:56
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      @basilesamel @brandonwilson - depends on if they are rule followers or more rebellious.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Oct 05, 2019 20:55:10
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    @basilesamel - how about a timer built in? So we can track our time writing and start getting some stats ( PRO feature )

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Oct 05, 2019 08:39:43
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      @brianball it's already on the roadmap but I'll add it to the new editor task list, not that hard to do

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Oct 05, 2019 18:49:48
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