I treat my writing as a business.
Wish I could say I had a discipline. I find myself very scattered although do keep a written schedule to help me stay focused. But, like many writers, I am going in too many directions. Could use some help here!
not big on discipline. I do try to write something every day, but don't always. Having a blog is good for that because you want to write every day for your audience. When I am on deadline, that is a good discipline. I usually write first thing in the morning, that is my best time, but when you have worked for a newspaper on staff as I have, you write all day and all night. You just gotta get the work done. It would be good for me to have more discipline and follow my goals to their completion. But I tend to be a messy undisciplined human bean.
I'm not a terrible task-master, but truth is, I really love to write, so I don't need to do too much to keep myself on schedule. Unless, of course, there's a block. In that case, I make myself write SOMEthing every day. Actually, my trick is to sit at the computer, randomly open the dictionary that lives on my desk, and stick my finger on a word. Then I write something about that word. This is mostly dreck, but sometimes pays off. The horror story "Names" started this way.
I'm a fulltime teacher, so my time to write is precious. (Oh, and I guess I should say here that I teach at The Boston Conservatory, a private arts school: History of the Theatre and Cultural History.)
I don't. My muse is free to come and go. When I am able to finish a story, I finish it. Sometimes, I get half way into a story and it never goes anywhere. Sometimes I will come back to a story and rewrite it so it can be finished. Schedules aren't good for that.
Very little, unfortunately.
I try to write a little each day, even if it is only a few sentences or an article for a local magazine or paper. All writing helps make better writing.
I write something every day, no matter how little, and most days I spend several hours working on projects.
Make yourself a small goal and meet that goal.
Then stop and think.
Think to yourself, "If I just completed that small goal, then if I find myself making a very large goal, then I will have no problem completing it."
It's not rocket science, it's just life.
I try to write every day and that depends upon my schedule. At the very least, I'll try to write before I end the day.
None! I'm not under contract from a publisher at the moment, so I write solely when I feel the urge to. That approach allows me to nurture my creative side and write when I'm in the mood to. I believe that the end result is much better when I can enjoy what I'm doing without self-imposed schedules.
None. Writing is not a job so I write whenever the inspiration strikes.
Once I start a piece of work, regardless of fiction or nonfiction, I work non-stop until it is completed. At most I may take a five minute break. Usually, I feel a sense of urgency to complete my work as quickly as possible. Once completed I may make a few minor revisions, but usually the first draft is sufficient.
When I'm writing, I'm so obsessed it isn't necessary to schedule.