Anyway, I believe Jenita started the topic this week. How do you manage your time when it comes to writing?
Current answer: badly.
Usual answer: I am a stickler for word counts as you know. I admit that word counts often put the emphasis on quantity and not quality, but I don't have a better method. Two hours can produce eight hundred words or it can produce three thousand, so time is a bust. I don't use time as a measurement in the summer. I generally go for 1,000 words a day. That seems to be a doable number. Not overwhelming, not underwhelming.
I'm not big on writing at the same time every day. It doesn't matter to me when I write. Early morning is hard to do because I don't get up early very often, but when it happens, the results have been surprisingly good. It usually ends up being afternoon, between 1:00 and 5:00, just the way my activities fall. Weekends are my friend. I usually get a lot done then.
But during the school year, everything changes. I do set a time limit then, because it works. If I only have an hour to write, you better believe I will spend every minute in that hour writing. You can imagine why this method doesn't work in the summer. I also generally write at night during the school year, around 8:00 or 9:00. Except--well, this year I have to copy-edit for the newspaper at that time, so I guess I'll have to work something else out. I don't write a lot on weekends, and practically never on Saturday (don't do homework on Saturday either; that's what Sunday is for).
I am doing badly right now, because I am just exhausted, bored, and afraid of screwing up the end. I'm waiting to move-in, and nothing seems all that important in comparison. I should be packing, but that's not really happening either. Instead, I am watching a Chinese drama:
I am an extremely white-washed Asian. I hate Asian dramas. Hate them, hate them, hate them. They're so melodramatic. The acting is bad, the script is bad, and my Chinese ain't that great either, so what they hey. Why should I try? I know that picture means nothing to you non-Chinese people at all, but you should know that I have a total, complete infatuation with this series. There are, in fact, forty-two episodes in the newest season, and I have gone through twenty-five of them in three days. You can see why writing is not figuring greatly into my days at the moment. I have to return it before I go back to school, so I AM FINISHING IT, DAMMIT, JUST WATCH ME.
Ahem. I'm going to call it, "improving my Chinese." Yup. That's what it is.
Monday: Girl With A Notebook
Tuesday: Somewhere Nowhere In My Kingdom
Wednesday: Flames and Shadows
Friday: Sometimes Helpful Nonsense