It is one of the most commonly repeated pieces of writing advice that you will hear: To finish your book, you need to write every single day without fail.
Writing does require discipline, so it seems like sensible advice, but the idea of writing every single day might seem daunting. Stephen King is able to write 2,000 words a day and complete a draft in three months, but he is a genre-defining bestseller who is financially able to stay at home and write every day. Chances are, like most writers, you are eking out writing time whenever you can fit it in between work and family commitments.
So do all authors need to commit to a certain amount of writing every day, regardless of other circumstances? Is it really possible to finish a writing project without maintaining the same schedule as the bestselling authors?Continue reading