Write every day… Or not?

Good morning! The question is, do you write every day or not? In other words, do you at least put a couple of words into your manuscript every day?

If you follow my blog, you know I have a word count that I try to meet every day, but can I be honest? Some days life steps in and I don’t meet that word count. Eeeeek… Yes, it happens and totally stresses me out when it happens. So, what do I do?

My advice is to try to write a little something every day, if only just a paragraph. If you don’t keep up a regular writing schedule, it’s hard to get back in the groove when you do. If I have a day that there’s no way I’ll get any writing in, I try to at least do a blog post, whether it’s short or not. Also, when I do get to write the next day, I try to make up the lost word count from the day before.

And no, I don’t get to write every day during tax season. But I try to set my writing goals lower during this three month period, that way I’m not stressing over word counts too.

So, what is your daily writing ritual?

As always, good writing and May God Bless You…

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3 thoughts on “Write every day… Or not?

  1. I think beginner authors definitely need to write every day, including at least something on holidays. Taking breaks, even for a day or two can disrupt your flow and throw everything off. Seasoned writers have a little more leniency if they want it. After five novels, two novellas, and a poetry book, I’m testing the waters by giving myself weekends off and setting certain goals so I’m not in the middle of a writing or editing project when vacation time comes around for the family. I think it just depends on the comfort level the writer feels.

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