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Pulling one from the archives…. But with an update: I never did set daily word count goals. I have found I make steady progress if I write/revise at least an hour a day. I rarely miss that goal.

What about you? Daily word counts? Or writing time?

  1. jadey36 Avatar

    I’ve never done daily word counts; I don’t like the idea of putting myself under that kind of pressure. With countless real life commitments, I write as and when I can. In an ideal (writing) world, I’d write something every day but, on average, I’d say I write about 3 or 4 days a week, usually for an hour or so on each of those days but, as with word counts, I don’t set myself a time limit.

    1. Char Avatar

      Keep it up, jadey! My only real time limit is on mornings when I have to go to work. I rarely used to write in the mornings specifically because of that. I was afraid I’d have to quit right in the middle of something exciting and not be able to pick up on it later. But, I seem to have conquered that and don’t let it stop me.

  2. Raji Singh Avatar

    Excellent, Char, an hour a day (or more sometimes if as we can manage it). This keeps you in close proximity to your material so you can make great inroads into story and character – because, even as you go about your daily non-writing business there is some thought of your novel in some recess of your mind. Thus your book is almost always with you, even though you’re not in the physical act of writing.

    1. Char Avatar

      So true, Raji! It keeps the story fresh so I don’t have to spend time reviewing what I’d previously written.

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