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During the Festival, lots of us have been focused on word counts: how many words during a sprint, how many words per day, how many words of a manuscript have we written?

But numbers aren’t necessarily everything, and there’s no magic number that works for everyone.

Stephen King famously writes 10 pages daily. That’s between 2500 and 3300 words every day. Every day, even holidays and his own birthday. Apparently, he’s a big believer in momentum.

But big, booming word counts like that aren’t the only option.

Ernest Hemingway wrote just 500 words a day, in the mornings when he had peace and quiet.  Just 500 words. But he kept at it, and he completed many stories and novels that made him an excellent living, and made him part of the literary pantheon forever.

James Joyce was even pokier. He was a slow, careful craftsman who took pride in taking his time. According to a famous story, a friend stopped Joyce in the street to ask him if his writing day had been productive. “Oh, yes!” replied Joyce with a happy smile. How much had he written? “Three sentences,” Joyce replied. And in that fashion, he wrote Ulysses and Finnegan’s Wake.

We each need to figure out our own method, and follow our own way. Tell me a little about what works for YOU!

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