Finding time to write

2010
01.28

Ok, so I am not the best person to be preaching about this. I have two wonderful boys, a perfect wife, and twins on the way (probably boys, my brother has 6 of them… that’s just how we role).

With my writer’s group, my side work (which has been short lately), my actual paying job, cub scouts (for my son), soccer (for my son), horticultural club (again, for my son), it can be hard to find the time to write.

All of that being said, the time MUST be made. If you aren’t writing at LEAST 3,000 words a week (on the average, we all have weeks of nothing), than you need to figure something else out.

I read a blog once that said a writer, who is wanting to pursue writing professionally (or already is a professional), needs to write at least 1,000 words a day. That sounds totally reasonable… in theory.

My problem is making theory a reality. I need to start writing that 1k a day (hey, my new quote! “1 K a Day!”, anyway, back to the post…) if I plan on ever making it. Which I do.

I would post a challenge to all of you reading this tow write 1k a day for the next week, but alas, there are not enough of you following this blog yet. One day, oh yes… one day.

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One Response to “Finding time to write”

  1. I have tried for the 2k and day and 1k a day goals before. I have found that, if I want anything of worth, I can’t do move than 500 words on a weekday. There just isn’t enough time. When I was really pushing myself, I got about 4500 words a week. Now I am happy with 2k a week.

    Best of luck with your goals.

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