The nature of writing means that I need peace and quiet to make real progress. That means that I tend to make the greatest gains when my husband is at work or hockey, and our baby is asleep – so day-nap times and some evenings. Weekends are not meant to mean a break in writing. I consider this a 7 day a week job – I think I’ve even called it a 24/7 job previously. Sure, I might not actually be typing or writing words on a computer or piece of paper, but I am thinking about my story all the time. Still, weekends tend to mean a lower word-count. And this weekend was a three-day weekend here in NZ. Three days of slow progress…
Well, I didn’t come to a complete stand still, so that is something. I think that my goal, however, needs to be a minimum of 500 words per day, and I clearly haven’t reached that over the weekend. This means a goal of approximately 700 words per day during a normal 5 day week. This week is a 4 day week, so I guess I want to produce closer to 900 words per day. Well, I was managing that early on last week, so, I can do it. Tomorrow is a busy day in terms of baby activities, so I am going to give myself some leniency. But after that must knuckle down. Watch this space!
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