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One thing about Caves is that the updates aren't really long. Back when I was posting Immortal Space updates here I would make each update about 1500 words long. That's how much I aim to write when I sit down and start writing. That's...actually a bad thing.
Doing that has only worked for me once. I was writing about 6000 words a week. Over the course of a few months I wrote a 180,000 word story. That was way too much. But I had people who were depending on me and who really loved the story, so I did my absolute best to get stuff out in time. I had a lot of fun doing things like that but it was mentally draining. I couldn't keep it up and I can't really try to do it again.
|You don't realise how tiring writing is until you try it.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
One of the reasons that Immortal Space progress is as slow as it is is that I try so hard to write a lot in one go. I still try to write at least 1500 words, or three pages, per update. I shouldn't. I should just try and write what I can. It's much less of a mental drain and it feels good to write. If I don't think I can write as much as I want to, then I won't write. That is stupid because then nothing gets done.
Ever put something off because you didn't think you could do it in one big go?
|I imagine this took several writing sessions to complete. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|