Making Time

Like many writers, it’s often a challenge to find time to write while juggling a full-time job and a family. But somehow I manage even when it means I drag myself out of bed at 5:00 am to steal an hour or so of writing before my day begins. To help me feel like I’m accomplishing something, and being the data-geek that I am, I’ve started a log to record how much time and words I’m actually completing. So far from the time I started my log earlier this month, I’ve written 9,294 words in just over 20 hours. That’s roughly 465 words per hour, which I think is pretty good considering some nights I can only write 150 words and other nights (like last night) where I wrote a whooping 1,381 words.

So, no matter how insignificant the number of words, they all add up. So keep on writing…


One thought on “Making Time

  1. Maria, congratulations on your word count. Your dedication and perseverance are traits that will serve you well on your path to publication. I think recording your progress is a good thing. Seeong how much you’ve accomplished can be inspiring and can serve to keep you motivated and moving forward.

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