Our writer's group had a guest speaker, Nancy Christie (website) on Tuesday who said something which astonished me.
In just two months of writing for thirty minutes every day, she had gotten 55,000 words done of her novel!
What made it so meaningful to me is that my biggest problem with writing the last few months has been a struggle to know what to work on. I've felt like I ought to write the sequel to Free Indeed, but I've had two other stories that I really want to work on instead.
But I was encouraged by the idea that if I am faithful to write 30 minutes a day, I could finish one and within several months, be able to work on one of the others... I guess when you count editing, it would be at least six months, but still, that's better than I'd been anticipating.
Instead of 30 minutes seven days a week, however, I will probably end up doing 35-40 minutes five or six days a week.