Jaq D. Hawkins is the guest of the Story Reading Ape this weekend with a perspective on writing target word counts per day. I am sure that you have your own views on the subject and please head over and let Jaq know. thanks Sally
When I wrote my first Fantasy novel, Dance of the Goblins, I was still going out to a day job every day and had little free time for writing. I got up at 5 a.m. every day to give myself an hour of writing time before I had to start getting ready for work at 6:00.
Writers hear a lot of advice about pushing themselves to write a certain word count every day. A common one is 1000 words. That’s not always possible in just an hour. Sometimes I just sit and contemplate what needs to happen next or get diverted into research for some reference in the text, even in fiction. Sometimes the words flow, sometimes they don’t.
What I found with my writing pattern as it was forced to be then was that although I might write 200 – 500 words in a morning session, these often…
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