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…

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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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