[Note: This post was written by guest contributor Beth Hayden, a social media expert and author of Pinfluence: The Complete Guide to Marketing Your Business with Pinterest.]
When I was writing a proposal for my recent book on Pinterest marketing for John Wiley and Sons, my prospective editor asked how quickly I might be able to write the manuscript.I thought it over and came up with my most aggressive possible timetable: four months.
In reply, the editor asked, “Could you do it in six weeks?”
“Six weeks? To write a whole BOOK?” I thought. “Is she insane?”
But if the editor of a major publishing house wants to give you a book deal — and you won’t get the contract unless you agree to a ridiculously tight timeline — you say yes. And then you figure out how to write a book in six weeks. So that’s exactly what I did.
How did I write 35,000 words in six weeks? Read on for my best tips on writing under incredibly short deadlines.