How do you write a novel with a day job? G.D. Gearino has an answer. Wake up at the ungodly hour of 4 AM and write 250 words before the stroke of six. This allows for 1,250 words a week, or a novel in about a year and a half.
Of course, Trollope was there before Gearino, beginning his writing at exactly 5:30 AM until 11 AM.
Then there’s Graham Greene, who stuck with 500 words a day.
But ultimately it’s about being a pragmatic workhorse. Holly Lisle has some good advice on when to know to quit.