Posted by: mlawrencekey | October 30, 2007

Mini writing marathon

I sat down Sunday night and banged out over 1,500 words for my latest story and am pleased with the results. Not only am I pleased with the word count itself, but also I’m happy with the way the story’s going. I just need a couple more sessions like that and this story’ll be finished. 
For those who are full time writers, I guess 1,500 words doesn’t sound like a lot, but at least for the season I’m in, it’s significant. I’ve learned from Mur Lafferty over at I Should Be Writing that she’s recently downgraded her expected wordcount to 250 words per day, which was inspired in turn by the example of Cory Doctorow, who does this and still manages to produce published work regularly. 
So it looks like for me at this point I’ll be aiming for around 250 words daily interspersed with occasional longer marathons. 

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