How Do You Manage Your Writing?

>> Monday, August 25, 2008

Well, after my daughter FINALLY settled down and went to bed (it wasn't easy getting her to fall asleep tonight, let me tell you), I managed to write some more. My word count for today is 552! Yay me! I met my yearly writing goal again for the first time in a while. It feels good to accomplish something.

All of this made me wonder about the writing habits of other writers, though. How do you get your work done? Do you have a schedule that you follow? If so, what is it? Do you set page or word goals? Do you make yourself sit down for a certain length of time, and whatever you accomplish is what you accomplish?

I'm very interested to know these and other tidbits of information about your own writing habits!


Chad Aaron Sayban August 26, 2008 at 1:00 PM  

I write every weekday at work during my lunch hour, scribbling away in my spiral notebook. I'm usually good for 3-5 written pages worth of writing each day. During the weekend, I will type everything I wrote during the week into the computer, editing adding to it as I go. I consider this my first draft, but it is probably more like a first/second draft. If I get the opportunity to write at any other time, I consider it a bonus.

shield maiden August 26, 2008 at 5:53 PM  

I'm glad that you made your writing goal, Quilly!

For me, I usually don't set a well defined goal because a) I have 2 kids and b) it crimps my creative juices. Because I want to publish my piece, however, I try setting a goal and if I make it, I make it. If not, too bad for me. I'll play catch up.