The variability of writing patterns

I have always, up until now, been a long haul writer. I am able to sit and write for long periods at a time and produce great daily word counts, frequently over 5,000 and often over 10,000 words a day.

I know what you are thinking and I completely agree, writing is very personal and is a marathon, not a sprint.

At the moment, I am writing the fourth in a YA fantasy series and I find I am not able to find the daily creativity to advance the story on more and 3,000 words a day at the most. Previously, that would have been a relatively poor day, but I keep reminding myself that I am after a great story and if it comes slower this time, so be it. Just as long as it keeps on coming.

I still make my minimum mark of 1,500 words per day but don’t get all out of sorts if I have a day or two without looking at the story or advancing the writing. Again, before, this would not have happened. Not a chance.

I take comfort that when I read what has been written, I am still pleased with it and maybe as I get better at writing I am able to focus on the writing that advances the story, rather than write a lot of words that have to be deleted at a later date. I can’t tell if that is true yet, but again, I don’t beat myself up about it either way.

I would be interested to know what your writing patterns are and if they have change with time


About purpleandrew

Andrew, recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome is a 54 year old former geologist always had short hair, suited & booted for work. That all changed when the credit crunch hit. Now a complimentary therapist, hospital radio presenter, and writer. Andrew writes crime thrillers, Young Adult, and fantasy books as well as blogging about writing and other stuff that he feels strongly about.
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