It is very important to know that, sometimes, as writers, the amount we make will be determined by how productive we are.
When George Plimpton asked Ernest Hemingway what the best training for an aspiring writer would be in a 1954 interview , Hem replied, “Let’s say that he should go out and hang himself because he finds that writing well is impossibly difficult.
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Today is the first day of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where thousands of people challenge themselves to write a 50,000 word, 175-page novel before the end of November. It's a huge task for even seasoned writers, but writing that much does more than just hone your writing skills. Sitting down to write every day can also serve to clear your mind, get the creative juices flowing, and add a little meditative respite to your day that may otherwise be missing.
As a homeschooling mom, I do all my planning for the week on Sundays. I use a spreadsheet that lays out the full week, organizes by topic, and lets me see in one page what needs to be done, and even how to do it. So it occurred to me the other day- Why don’t I use the same technique for writing? Writing Planner - I created a table with 7 columns for each day of the week, and the rows are broken up on labels such as; Appointments - to list important meetings I must attend (and I add the time). Writing - This is writing specific to stories and things I will publish.
As an editor, I’ve noticed several recurring bad habits you heathens would do well to disabuse yourselves of immediately. Almost without exception, these bad habits instantiate themselves as a series of stock phrases and constructions that reflect a lack of focus, a lack of fully developed argument, or the kind of intellectual laziness that sets in as you slog through your first draft.