Writing bursts

by TheHack on June 17, 2010

I’m a busy man these days. You’re probably busy, too. It’s the modern way. I don’t have time to spend one or two hours writing…at least not all at one time.

I have a little target that I’m trying to reach each day right now. 750 words. I’m not going to beat myself up if I don’t reach it but I want to reach it more often than not. Yesterday, I did not. I wrote just under 500 in one writing session that took around a half hour and then I didn’t get time to get started up again later in the day. That is actually fine and dandy and better than nothing. But it is not 750.

Today, I’m going to try to write in small 100 word bursts that should take less than 5 minutes. If I do 8 of those, I’ll be over 750 words. I also will not have to convince myself to try to “sit down and write” which is a formal process that often causes me to spend an hour “getting ready.”

100 words is nothing and I’m just going to open up my editor, pound them out, and get back to what I was doing. If I’m not in front of my computer, 100 words is manageable to write on my iPod Touch so I can do this anywhere.

Do you do better when you write in one big block each day or multiple ones throughout the day?

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