How many words should I write everyday when working on my novel? This is probably the first question that pops into every new writer's mind when they start working on their first novel. It just seems such a daunting task in the beginning, an insurmountable mountain. However, trust me when I tell you, the mountain gets smaller as you move along, the key is making progress everyday.
There is a quote by Charles Bukowski that aptly describes this topic, "Writing about writer's block is better than not writing at all." This quote is a true pearl of wisdom, nothing like experience. Whatever field of writing you may be in, author, journalist, blogger, editor, etc; at some stage you are going to feel like you cannot string a sentence together. When that feeling creeps in, your gut is going to tell you to leave it alone. Take break, go grab some coffee and try again another day. Although, that may work for some, it can smother you deep in the clutches of a bad habit.