“Treat writing as a job. Be disciplined. Lots of writers get a bit OCD-ish about this. Graham Greene famously wrote 500 words a day. Jean Plaidy managed 5,000 before lunch, then spent the afternoon answering fan mail. My minimum is 1,000 words a day – which is sometimes easy to achieve, and is sometimes, frankly, like shitting a brick, but I will make myself stay at my desk until I’ve got there, because I know that by doing that I am inching the book forward. Those 1,000 words might well be rubbish – they often are. But then, it is always easier to return to rubbish words at a later date and make them better.” ~ Sarah Waters
Sarah is the author of six historical fiction novels, her most recent, ‘The Paying Guests‘ was published this year. Find out more about Sarah and her work here.
Mira Maas says
What’s up, just wanted to say, I loved this blog post. It was inspiring.
Keep on posting!
Inspire Portal says
So happy you enjoyed Mira!