I have to admit, it was difficult at first to write those thousand words a day--it took me all day. But now, I can finish in about an hour and a half, leaving me plenty of time to update the notes that go along with my recently written words.
Before I started this challenge, I thought about adding editing to the mix--write a thousand words a day and then spend some time editing other stuff--and it seemed daunting. However, now I think it could actually be doable.
What I've learned so far:
(1) The key to this challenge for me is writing daily. Writing daily makes writing easier.
It's so true. I may have a brief idea of where I'm going with the scene but as I start to write, it words begin to flow. But, you have to start writing first. I NEVER wait for the muse to hit me. I hit first.“Inspiration usually comes during work, not before it.” – Madeleine L’Engle
“If you wait for inspiration to write; you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” – Dan Poynter
(2) It's possible to finish four or more books a year (based on a 90,000 word novel which is my average). FOUR OR MORE! Imagine. In a ten year writing career, you can have forty books to your name.