How Much Writing Should Writers Do Each Day?

As a writer I believe that we should write in some form every day. Will writing every day guarantee that we are successful? That is the question that all writers want answered. How much writing do you do – daily, weekly, etc.?

Writing has become an important part of my life. One that I partake every day in one way or another, with blogging, answering emails, creating new stories, writing book reviews or just putting down thoughts randomly. These all count to helping a writer to become more proficient in his/her craft.

With each book I create words become easier to form together. They are cohesive units flowing with ideas. They swirl around in my head as my fingers rapidly type away to empty my head and transfer these ideas onto paper.

I never know what ideas will come to me next from stories for children to novels for 18+. All I know is that if I don’t keep recording these ideas onto a page they could be lost forever.

If I miss writing just one day I feel like a part of me is missing. I have taken some time off when I go on vacation but find it difficult in the beginning. My mind keeps creating stories as ideas swirl around threatening to drive me crazy. When I do get back to writing again I need to work harder to collect my thoughts and try to retrieve some of the ideas. But soon new ideas fill my mind and take the place of the ones that were lost. Many times the new ideas are better than the original. At least I hope they are since I lost them. LOL!

With each book that I write I feel compelled to write some more. Words become my companions and I am never alone.

I believe that I need to continue to write daily in order to hone my skills and be a better and more creative writer. Of course, we writers do need some time off to awaken our muses in order for our creativity to come alive with new ideas.

If you love to write as much as I do just keep doing what you love and you may one day exceed your wildest expectations. Believe in yourself and anything is possible.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate your support.

Feel free to practice your writing skills by reviewing authors’ books wherever you purchased their books. We authors will love you for it.

Don’t forget to stop by Zorvino Vineyards, Sandown, NH on Friday, January 19, 2019 from 6-9 pm. I will be there signing 22 Jemsbooks. I’d love to meet you! 

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Blessings & Hugs!




About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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17 Responses to How Much Writing Should Writers Do Each Day?

  1. You are right, Janice. The more we create and write the easier it is and the better we get at it. I also find that critiques and developmental editing have helped me enormously and I have tried to internalise the comments and suggestions raised. Keep going.

  2. Reblogged this on Author Don Massenzio and commented:
    Check out this post from Janice Spina’s blog that asks How Much Writing Should Writers Do Each Day?

  3. noelleg44 says:

    Amen, Janice. It’s really only important to write every day, but I enjoy it so much I can’t imagine a day without it! It’s like taking a vacation in my head!

  4. I’ve always believed in the saying ‘practice makes perfect.’ I do have some days off from writing (I never force myself to write), and I have found that some of the ideas I’ve had, that I thought were lost, do sometimes come back and end up being very successful stories (from the feedback I get).
    I don’t think we writers ever have a dull day, Janice. Our creative minds keep the stories coming.

  5. Write on! ❤ Sharing…

  6. Amy Caudill says:

    I agree that writing every day is best; constant practice turns into a habit that is hard to break and even harder to pick up again after a break!

  7. Annika Perry says:

    Inspirational, Janice and your books are testament to the truth of your words. Here is to: ‘Words become my companions and I am never alone.’

  8. IT really depends I think, but you need to do something everyday. Sometimes all I manage is a few paragraphs. Other days whole chapters. The point is, do something and be consisitent.

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