Not going to make this a long one, but I need to lay something out.
In light of my massively disappointing writing performance last week, I’ve decided that I need to start setting distinct writing goals for myself. Whether I meet these goals or not is up to me, but I feel that if I am going to have any hope at becoming a more productive writer, I need to be following some of the writing advice I have read over the past couple of years. (I’m just glad that since I have started the blog, I have not gone more than two days without writing fiction, which is far better than the years I took off when I was younger.)
So, this is my current plan.
- On writing days, I will have to get to 500 words a day.
- I should have at least four writing days every week.
- Other days throughout the week will be revising days, when I will be revising drafts and so forth. I will not have more than three revising days for every four writing days. Although I will not set a goal for those days, I will record what I do.
This plan is officially in effect as of yesterday. I had one of my more productive nights then, but I am planning on making my 500 tonight as well. And some more nights after that this week.
I’ll let you know how it goes.