In the Zone: An Analysis of My Writing Rhythms

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I have been looking for ways to increase my writing speed. Recently I purchased two different, but similar books.

 

  • 2, 000 to 10,000 by Rachel Aaron
  • Write Better Faster by Monica Leonelle

They both recommend keeping track of your writing sessions and I, being intrigued by the idea have done so for the past week. I’ve experimented a tiny bit with where I write, but I tend to be at my desk. But what I have noticed is that the time varies widely and this affects my writing rhythm.

 

I have started seven erotic short stories in the past few days. I have completed all but two.

 

Compared to the one completed and six left unfinished from last year.

 

My most productive times seem to be in the morning and afternoon. Between those two time periods, I completed the five stories. Compared to three uncompleted stories from the same period in 2015.

 

My least productive writing times are in the evening and night. I only completed one story in the evening (here defined as 6 pm to 9 pm) vs the four left unfinished.

 

So even though I WANT to continue to write as much as I can I guess it goes against my body’s rhythm. I honestly never thought I would be a morning person, but it seems to be working for me at this moment.

 

Have you discovered your writing rhythm? If so what’s the best time for you?

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