This weekend, I made myself a list of things I wanted to accomplish. It went something like this:
- Do the dishes
- Finish reading On Writing by Stephen King
- Do the laundry
- Clean my bedroom
- Get groceries
- Work on my scrapbook
- Go to the Fair
My weekend didn’t turn out how I planned. The laundry and dishes got done, only because I could read On Writing in between loads. Emmett begged me to read Dr. Seuss which is why my bedroom never got cleaned up. (He loves Daisy-Head Mayzie right now)
I’m almost done On Writing by Stephen King (I only have 30 pages left). And I learned Stephen King tries to write 2000 words per day and reads 70-80 books per year.
70-80 BOOKS PER YEAR!!! Holy Jumpins! I’m just aiming for 50. And I’m lucky if I find time to write 1000 words a day.
Part of me wants to up my game…but I know that’s impossible. I won’t bite off more than I can chew. 50 books/year and 1000 words per day is my standard, and that’s what I’ll stick with.
Are there any other writers out there? Do you guys find it hard to find time to read and write?