The BIAW group that I'm with claims to magically disconnect your computer's backspace and delete keys, so there's no editing allowed. Just straight writing.
Great idea -- really helps to motivate you to just bang those pages out. But that internal editor is really difficult to turn off. Really. Really, really.
The first BIAW I participated in, I was sure everything I wrote was total crap. But I stayed true to the guidelines, and not only did I not edit, I didn't even go back and read what I'd written. Oh, from day to day I might have read the last couple of sentences I'd written the day before, but that was only to get myself back on track. And that was it.
When I went back afterward, I saw that although I hadn't written literary gold, it wasn't half bad!
That first BIAW, I'd done over 300% of my goal of 10 pages. The second one, I upped my goal by 300%. And met it. Did 110%.
I've only just now gone back to read and edit what I wrote in last month's BIAW. And I was pleasantly surprised. Matter of fact, a couple of times I thought, "Wow! I wrote that?"
And of course, this links to my last entry in that my writing is getting better as I go.
So BIAW approaches again, and I'll up my goal again. Think I'll shoot for 40 pages this time. That's 40 pages in 12pt Courier New, double-spaced with one-inch margins. I can do it. And it'll be good.
Another good thing about BIAW is that I know I have to write those pages. When I participated last month, my ms was stalled. I was baffled about which way to go. But when I had to write, suddenly, I was unstalled.
Can't wait till the next one. I have to get my characters to a bar in Albany, Georgia so they can be mooned by a giant, hairy toothless drummer.