Updated: Jan 22
Many established authors will advise you to write first thing in the morning, every single day. This practice will definitely get your word count up. Even if you wrote only one page each day, that’s thirty pages a month, so this advice has validity. But we are all different and what works for some will not work for others. The questions to ask yourself, is are you a morning person? If you are the type of person that loves to rise early and get busy being productive, you might want to join an online 5:00 a.m. writers group. And yes, these types of groups really do exist. On the other hand, there are writers who create during the middle of the night when the rest of the household is sound asleep. Everyone has their preference and those who honor it, write the most consistently. And believe me, consistency is the key.
But that’s not all you need to take into consideration. I prefer the sound of rain and thunder when I’m working on my manuscript. Some people prefer silence and others listen to music, everything from rock to Bach. Perhaps, you find an empty room stimulates your imagination and helps the words flow and the plot to take shape. Whether you prefer a café, bookstore or your own bed, it’s important, to be honest with yourself when strategizing how you are going to accomplish your writing goals.