Writing Can Be Murder

June 26, 2008

Measuring success

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 6:15 pm

It can be pretty difficult to measure success on a day-to-day basis when writing a novel.

You might think that a climbing word count is a pretty good indicator, but what about the days when you figure out wha’s WRONG with your book and you start slicing and dicing? It’s conceivable that your WIP could end the week 10,000 words LESS than it was when the week began, BUT it’s now a better book.

How do YOU measure your success?



  1. I consider a successful writing day one in which I’m not reduced to tears.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — June 26, 2008 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

  2. That’s not a bad measure.

    Comment by love2wryte — June 27, 2008 @ 4:53 am | Reply

  3. Um, I might have to agree with Jennifer Colgan.

    Comment by Cyndi — June 27, 2008 @ 6:32 am | Reply

  4. I think I’m buying you both stock in Kleenex.

    Comment by love2wryte — June 27, 2008 @ 9:09 pm | Reply

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