I am not a very fast writer, nor am I prolific like many of my author friends. Sometimes this bothers me as I feel I am not as successful as my peers. But when I am feeling that way, I remind myself that I am an HSP, constantly processing every little bit of input that comes my way. This is exhausting and causes me to not have a lot of stamina.
Current events in 2020 are challenging (to put it mildly) for us all. Lots of us are not as productive as we would like. My plan of action has been to do the best I can, as always, and not beat myself up too much…something that is easier said than done!
I have been averaging only 1000 words a day. I have two projects going on: the third book in my cozy series, Sourdough Dead, and a psychological thriller. I aim to write 500 words in each work-in-progress a day (Monday through Friday; I usually take the weekend off to recharge my batteries). This has been working fairly well, and every two days, I add another 1000 words to each manuscript.
Yes, it isn’t much, but it’s something. And in the not-too-distant future, I will have two complete first drafts. Then it is on to editing!
Happy writing, friends.