I’m often frustrated by the speed at which I write. Especially as it’s combined with a somewhat inefficient process of writing a lot of first draft material before I even work out what my story is/who my characters are.
It’s always comforting to know that you’re not alone so I loved this post by Holly Black. She’s planning to try Rachel Aaron’s strategy for writing more (How I Went From Writing 2000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a Day) and to blog all the details.
On a good day, I get 1000 words done (sometimes as much as 2500 when I’m revising), but if I’m completely honest, it’s usually more like 500. I would dearly love to increase that (or even to reliably have ‘good’ days), so I’ll be reading Holly’s results with interest.
How about you? Do you consider yourself a fast writer or a slow one and are you happy with your pace?