One of the things you see a lot of, when you read author interviews, is how they all write 1,000 words every day.
I believe most authors, when drafting, strive for 1,000 words per day. I know I do. Sometimes I get there, sometimes I fall well short, sometimes I go over. But the average is 1,000 words. And that's a success.
But when I get to revision, that's where it gets interesting. Maybe other writers can enlighten me, but I doubt most authors write 1,000 words a day when revising. For me, revising is scattershot.
Write a character sketch here. Outline a scene here. Cut 3,000 words here. Add 50. That's four days of successful revising for me, sometimes. I don't ever have a word goal when I'm revising.
I just want to move forward. Sometimes I get 2 steps forward only to go 3 back the next day.
So, yeah, writing 1,000 words a day is key--when you're drafting. But when you're revising, all bets are off.
What do you think?