The Writing Process
I am very fortunate that I only work 2 days a week, which leaves me five days a week to write. I’ve always been a fairly scatter-brained, ADD type of personality, though, so it’s a challenge to organize my day to get an optimal amount of writing done – which is important, because writing provides most of my income these days.
In my dream world, I’d be able to write 10,000 words a day on a regular basis. I’m not there yet. However, I would say that 4000 words is average, and 7000 words is quite attainable if I put my mind to it.
This book http://www.amazon.com/2k-10k-Writing-Faster-ebook/dp/B009NKXAWS helped me a lot in upping my daily word count. No, that’s not an affiliate link, I’m too lazy to go look for my affiliate code.
What makes me most efficient is using a timer, and setting it for 30 minutes. I check my word count at the beginning and end of those 30 minutes. 800 to 1100 words is typical for that time span.
If I don’t use a timer, my mind wanders a lot as I’m writing, I surf the internet, I go out in the back yard to see what my dog is barking at, I remember I need to finish the dishes…but the timer keeps me on track.
Next up: setting aside a four hour block to do nothing but write, with 5 minute breaks after every 30 minutes.
Any tips for me on increasing productivity? I’m all ears!