Just finished up a weekend of self-imposed freedom from writing and it went pretty well. I think this actually helps me in several ways. First, I think it prevents burn out, which I’m pretty prone to in most things I do. Second, it allows me the freedom to work on other things. Case in point, I spent the weekend putting together the book trailer for SEEKING LIGHT AURORA and I think it will turn out pretty well. I am a perfectionist, though, so I’m still stumbling over a few tag lines.
The plan right now is to write five days a week, at two session – 500 words each. I would love to get up to 1500 words per day – I would really love to write 3000 per day! When writing IN THE MEADOW I typically averaged 3k, but I also was not working and I lived and breathed the writing process. It was the main objective for the day. I have to admit – I loved it. Hopefully I’ll be able to work into it. In reality, 500 words took me an hour this morning (without needing to do any research), so six hours would be about right. Then spend the rest of the day editing, researching, going for long walks, watching tv, reading, etc. I don’t know if I could maintain such a schedule while working, too. But, then again, I only work about 2-4 hours a day at my day job anyway – the rest is all just down time. So it is possible.
I think I will be doing two basic posts here per day. The first one will talk about whatever, the second at the end of the day giving a grand total of words written for the day and also a synop of the editing, marketing, etc I’ve done for the day. Hopefully I can keep up with it.