A lot of writers/authors describe how they have a very efficient writing process. They wake at six thirty, write for two hours straight, do some exercise, write for three hours, have lunch, write for another hour and so on… Others might set themselves a minimum word count for the day, to say write five hundred words by lunch and 1,500 by dinner time.
Writers have different ways of structuring their day. When i read author interviews and they are describing processes like those above i can’t help thinking that it would drive me crazy to write like that. Maybe its because famous writers have to meet tight deadlines and so the structure ensures they stay on track and actually meet that deadline.
Most of the time i just write when i feel like it. Sometimes, say for university, i force myself to sit down in front of the computer of a notebook and complete whatever assignment i have to, just to ensure i don’t procrastinate for days on end and risk not getting work handed in. When i’m writing the Prophecy of Three series i lose inspiration if i force myself into it. I’d rather write when inspiration strikes and sometimes i can blitz out two thousand words. Other times i only manage a few hundred words and those times i leave it, because i know inspiration hasn’t hit yet.
What is your writing process? How do you structure your day’s writing?