>Assuming you are committed to your writing, how do you measure progress? Or, put another way, what minimum output do you set for yourself? Some people force themselves to write at least four hours a day. Some give themselves a minimum number of words to produce: 1,000 say. Others who aren’t so fortunate to have a lot of time to devote to writing may have to settle for one hour, or one page. Is there a difference between setting a minimum time at the desk and setting a minimum word count? What do you do?
I have no problem sitting at my desk for most of the day. Getting anything done is another matter. I’m wondering if I reorient myself to think in terms of minimum word output whether that might help my discipline. Thoughts?
And at the moment I’m working on revision to stories in draft. I sometimes tell myself that I’ll revise at least five pages today, or ten or whatever. Do you have any tricks when you’re revising?