The Writing Process – Preptopber 13, 2021
Also known as a habit, whether you develop the practice of writing ten pages a day or continue with the speed of NaNoWriMo at One thousand six hundred sixty seven words a day, the key to being an accomplished writer in my point of view is to continue with one story until it is finished.
If you can not finish the story, and you constantly go on to the next story idea you have, oftentimes you will find other authors no longer take you seriously in the craft of writing.
Consistency with word count – Five hundred words consistently written each day will produce a One hundred eighty-five thousand five hundred word tomb by the end of the year.
Regularity with page counts – two pages written each day will produce a seven hundred thirty page epic saga by the end of the year.
Viscosity – using a flow of time to create words of fifteen minutes a day, will produce at least a novel by the end of the year.
Bullet points to strive for:
- Consistency – word count, page count, allotted time
- Consistency – page count, allotted time, word count
- Consistency – allotted time, word count, page count
- Follow through and type “The End” or “The End for Now”
Write for the story. Do not get attached to the outcome of your story. Let me explain, if your goal is two pages a day or five hundred words, sometimes dialogue will fall short of that five hundred, yet you have a full two pages.
So open up your document, set it to your favorite font or use one of mine (Merriweather, Book Antique, Crimson Text) and 12 px font.
Have fun writing and building a new habit.