Pick up a book on becoming a writer and somewhere tossed in there is having a quota. This ranges from 1000-2000 words a day. If you can write more that’s better.
I have a quota but it’s not strict. I write more on my days off work and sometimes I don’t write at all. It also depends on what project I’m doing.
Editing may not add any word count to your project, so do you consider it a quota? I do. Most writers hate the editing process. It’s the least amount of fun. We want to create, not line edit and find all the flaws in our work.
I have a quota system with editing. I’ll edit 500 to 1000 words at a time. This ensures I get a small break in between and don’t get burnt out. I’ll edit and then work on something else so that I’m still writing and creating something new. This doesn’t happen everyday, but I do my best.
During the holidays I took a break and wrote little. Now I’m back in full swing. My goal is to get something out there in 2017. Not sure if I’m going to self publish or keep going the publisher route. It’s all a learning process, the hardest part for me is to not rush it. The need for good stories will always be there. At this point I need to make sure it’s the best it can be.
In the meantime, let’s hope I can hit my quota. How is everyone else’s writing going?