- From Air & Light & Time & Space: "Studies by Hartley and Branthwaite (1989) and Kellogg (1994) suggest that the most productive writers typically write several times a week for one to three hours per session. (Sword, Helen. Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write (p. 50). Harvard University Press. Kindle Edition).
- Do you count reading and research in that time?
- How about visits to the library?
- Or making a bibliography?
- Do you keep track of the hours you devote to class prep (including reading and grading) and to administrative tasks?
- If so, do you keep track of your writing hours in the same space, if you keep track of them?
- The big question:
- Do you set yourself a number of hours each day to write?
- Or do you write until you have a certain number of words?
The writing formula for a piece of writing that you promised but don't want to do: twice as long to write and at least four times as much procrastination beforehand. All this means my time is up and I have to try to write tonight what I could not write all day.