Writing Schedules

img_3445Does anyone else have a writing schedule to complete their novel?

I’ve been reading a lot about scheduling time to write, and while it doesn’t sound like the most creative way to work, it will force me to be creative at the most inopportune times. It sounds like a challenge to me. If I look at it the right way it’s even a growth opportunity.

It may not sound like fun at first. Picking up the laptop late at night when I am tired after a stressful day is not the easiest thing to do.  I am certainly not talking about killing myself with a deadline either. I am going to give myself a word count goal, minimum of 500 words a day. Is that too much? I don’t think so. On a good day, I can knock out well over 500 words of storytelling and on a bad day? Well, let’s just say it will teach me to work even when feeling uninspired.

It will also teach me the value of hard work, even when you don’t want to do something. Not all things can be done at the whim of creativity, sometimes, things like making a living get in the way of that. To me having a writing schedule seems like a very important thing to have tucked away in the back of your mind.

So why all this talk of writing schedules? You probably guessed it by now, but I am working on a new novel. It will be my first novel and I am hoping against all hope to bring this novel to fruition and get it published. No hints right now though, I am much to early on in the story for that kind of fun.

I wish you all the best in your creative endeavors!



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