Friday, May 6, 2011
The Benefits of Scheduling Daily Writing Time
It wasn’t until I started working with a daily writing schedule that my work improved. I discovered the joys of scheduling and the thrill of achieving goals. The possibility of completing a novel suddenly became attainable. Distractions didn’t sneak in as often, writing leapt up in my list of priorities, and I realised I didn’t need to hear the whisperings of my muse before I could write anything halfway decent.
The first draft of my first book took nine years to complete. The first draft of my first scheduled book took three months.
In summary, scheduling daily writing time:
Increases our writing priorities;
Improves our writing;
Helps to make goals and deadlines achievable;
And pushes back those niggling doubts.
Why do you--or don’t you--schedule in writing time? How much time do you spend writing per day?
Pic: Big Ben, London, England