Writing Schedule

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  1. dogbone61

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  2. silumenye

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    I always had trouble writing much. And then, one day, I discovered Nanowrimo. I did not make the 50k that month. However, I decided to try each month whether I could get 50k. Eventually, after trying for four months, I made it. Since then - about three years ago now - I have very seldom failed to get 50k per month. One month, I even got 120k - I still don't know how.... :D
     
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    Since I am on deadline now with my novel, I have been trying to work through about 2 or 3k or editing 3 or 4 weeknights, and then get a good 10-15k edited over the weekends. For the past month and a half, that has worked pretty well, and I managed to get through a major overhaul and line edits of a 130,000 word novel in a little under two months. I would like to work faster than that, but having a day job and a family makes that unrealistic.

    I'm impressed by folks who get up to NaNo speed. I keep telling myself I'm going to do NaNo, but life has informed me this is not the phase in which I am allowed to entertain such whims. ;)
     
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  5. Michael J Scott

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    I'm aiming for 10K words a week. If I don't make it one week, I have to make up for it the following week. If I get ahead, I can bank it for future weeks (like vacations).

    I work nights also, but I have time available during them to crank out some serious verbage (assuming I don't get distracted by watching TV or playing minesweeper). This helps me stay on track.

    If you haven't tried NaNo yet, I'd encourage it. I use an excel spreadsheet to keep track of my count and calculate how much more I have to go to reach my goal each week. It's turning out to be a very effective discipline. I have too many stories to tell to not ramp up my word count. If it takes me a year to write a single book, I'll be in my nineties before I get the ones written I currently have in mind, let alone any new ones I come up with between now and then.
     
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  7. Michael J Scott

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    BIC! It's the only way to succeed. :)
     
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