My goal is to write every day and so far this year I’ve done a good job of sticking to that goal. I thought I’d share my weekly writing routine for posterity. This is what works for me right now. It will be fun to look back and compare it to what works for me months or years from now.
Now, on to the routine!
Monday: Write The Dreams. Post my writing progress to my blog.
Tuesday: Edit the next chapter of The Dreams. Write if I finish editing.
Wednesday: Continue editing the next chapter. Write if I finish editing.
Thursday: Continue editing the next chapter. Write after I finish editing.
Friday: Write The Dreams.
Saturday: Write The Dreams. Post the new chapter to my blog.
Sunday: Write The Dreams.
This schedule works for now, but I plan on having the first draft of The Dreams finished by the end of April so things will start to get switched up then. By May the plan is to start the first draft of a new novel while continuing to revising The Dreams chapter by chapter to post here. Things won’t really start to get chaotic until The Dreams is fully posted, I start sharing my next novel and I tackle draft 3 of The Dreams.
I don’t know how I’m going to do it, but there’s plenty of time for me to figure it out.
Do you have a weekly writing schedule? Do you find assigning certain tasks to certain days to help or hurt your writing process? I’d love to hear about your routine as well as your thoughts on mine.
6 thoughts on “My Writing Week”
Congratulations on sticking to your goal! How much do you aim to write in a day? Do you have a word count goal? What about with editing – do you give yourself a place to reach in that day? I’ve never properly edited before, so I’m curious! I like to give myself loose daily goals, like ‘plan chapter 2’ since I’m never sure if I’ll have enough time to reach a word count.
I like to aim to write at least 500 words a day, but I try not to focus on tangible goals too much because I tend to be hard on myself if I don’t reach my goal. If I spend at least an hour focusing on my writing I figure I’ve made an effort for the day.
I don’t really have a place in mind that I want to reach each day with editing. Each chapter is at least 2000 words long, but some are two or three times that long. Bedtime Thursday night is my self imposed deadline and I just work knowing I need to be done by that time. Some weeks I finish as early as Tuesday afternoon.
It’s so good to have something that works for you! I do different things on different days, and it’s been working well. Also helps me remember what day of the week it is if time starts going by too fast. 🙂
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I really need to take a page from your book and work a schedule.
Keep up the good work!
Having a schedule really helps keep me from procrastinating on certain things I would normally rather avoid.
My problem ends up with the other things I have scheduled and when things overlap. I think in time frame, but something else might work. Blinders such. I need to remove mine.
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