Rose on a “typical” writing day

by on 21/08/10 at 7:00 am

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series A typical writing day

I write five or six days a week. I make a huge effort to not work all seven days–which is all too easy for me to do. I spend one hour thinking about the book in the morning–walking or swimming–planning what I am going to write that day, where the book is going. Then I write from four to five hours writing during the first-draft process. From 12. P.M. to 2 P.M. and then 3 P.M. to 6 P.M. Give or take. In between, I take a walk, go get coffee, or talk on the phone. After the first draft (and I usually have three to four drafts), I usually work more than that–from six to nine hours.–M.J.Rose

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  • Cinnie2

    Great quote! I love looking at other writers’ determination and work plan (maybe that’s one in the same :). I know I’d fare better, if I’d just keep to a dedicated time like that. I particularly liked the idea of an hour pondering first.
    Love this series, by the way!


  • Vikk

    Thanks! I feel the same way. Hope you’ll return often and don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter.

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