- Guillermo Porro
Writing everyday can be an intimidating quest, especially when you have a lot of stuff going on. Real life will always hold more importance over the creation of fictional worlds. However, writing can be accomplished as a simple breakdown. I find that making time to write about 500 words a day is a good goal. Now, to many that seems like a lot, especially when you are new to the writing game. However, it does add up over a while, especially when you think that every 2 days you will add 1000 words. That mean that if you stick to that then you will add 15,000 words a month for what could potentially take about 30 minutes to an hour a day.
Now, I also want to say that if you reach a point where you are feeling stuck, then don’t force it. That’s a big no-no for any kind of writer as it devalues the storyline. Forcing yourself to write cannot do damage to you the author, but it can to your story. It can not only just burn you out and cause you to lose the passion for writing, but it can also cause lulls in your writing. You can see the spots where you forced your writing afterwards when you reread it.
Whether you feel like writing a thousand words or a couple, anything you can do to advance your story is always a plus. So, if you need a day off or maybe don’t feel like writing, then don’t. Take a day to refresh or just use it to think about things you want to happen in the future chapters. Sometimes you will find that when you are in that writing doldrum that it can take you out if you just jot down things that you want to happen. At the end of the day, enjoy the ends and flow of writing and the process that goes into proceeding with your story!
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