Often what makes the difference between an amateur and a professional is consistency.
Imagine yourself finishing a book every three or four months. You can do it because you are organized and organization can be achieved little by little.
Small but sure steps toward success.
Do you write every day or mostly every day?
Or do you procrastinate? Reading emails, browsing the internet, reading magazines, watching series for research, fumbling around... and not writing.
Do you write in bursts? A few weeks on and a few weeks off?
Some people make it work.
Most of us don't.
But do you feel that you don’t get things done and it takes you forever to finish a story?
Here you have it.
Starting a routine will help you look at yourself like a serious writer.
No dilly dallying.
You’re probably ready to publish when you have establish a solid work plan.
And it takes just two pages a day!
Write 500 words a day.
One page is about 250 words. If you can write two pages a day, you will write 15,000 words a month, which is about one-fourth of a YA novel and almost half of a MG novel.
Think about it.
Imagine yourself writing that much
Professionals make it work.
How long does it take you to write 2 pages?
In four months, you can finish your novel, which is not bad considering it take about six months to write a good novel, including drafting and redrafting, editing, and getting some feedback.
In a year, you can have two novels ready to either send it out there in the world, or put away in a drawer and revisit later. Which means you can start 2 novels from scratch a year and work on revising 2 other novels every year.
15 minutes a day!
If you're slow, 30 minutes.
Add 30 minutes spent on revising a second draft of another novel.
One hour top!
So, how much do you write every day?
Download the file below (Right click on the file, then click "save as"!) and start checking the number of words you're putting down on the page.