When you’re scheduling your writing, consider how long your writing periods should be. Here’s what I mean:
I know that if I’m creating new material from scratch, not rewriting my own or someone else’s work, three hours is the absolute maximum for me at one sitting. If I try to push much past three hours I don’t have whatever it takes to do that much the next day. So I break up writing long manuscripts into three hour bites. I’ve also discovered that after a three hour morning session, I can often add another hour or hour and a half in the afternoon.
On the other hand, if I’m writing a series of blog entries or other short work, I can easily do four hours in a sitting, sometimes five.
You, of course, will be different. You may be able to grind through say six hours a day six days a week, or even more. But everyone has a limit of what they can do with reasonable efficiency, and in a way that allows them to write again the next day, five days a week.
Find your limits and schedule your work to fit them.
How long can you write in a single session then do it again the next day?
What kind of writing schedule do you keep?
Write well and often,
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