Writing Despite the Fear – Daily Quote

Jo Hawk

i-work-on-a-word-count-basis-so-i-have-to-write-three-thousand-words-a-day.-i-can-write-them-in-the-morning-i-can-write-them-in-the-evening-as-long-as-they-get-done.-cassandra-clare

I work on a word count basis and track my results. However, my daily word count is nowhere near three thousand words. Lately, I have struggled with the blank page. It is not surprising given the confused state of my brain. Some days I generate only a handful of unintelligible words. Other times I discover sentences, paragraphs, and pages completed by the end of my writing session. I am always surprised when I have a productive day.

Thankfully, I had a firmly established daily writing habit before stay-at-home orders, and social distancing messed with my headspace. It is a ritual I try to maintain regardless of the challenges I face. I don’t worry about the adjustments we are facing because I have been here before. When I first began along this path, I was lucky to manage one hundred words. My writing was sporadic, and it was rare for me to write on…

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