If you want to be a published writer, you should cultivate a writing routine. Almost every writer I've interviewed has one. Creating a habit of writing - even if what you are writing is not good - is vital. Many of them believe that you should write every day, saying that it helps them write with more confidence.
But how many words should you write every day?
Here are the daily word counts of 39 famous authors. (Please bear in mind that a double-spaced manuscript page contains approximately 300 words.)
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Do you have a daily word count?
Sources:How Many Words a Day?
Famous Authors Routines: Rise Early, Work Early, and Count The Words
How many words did you write today?
Daily Word Count Output of My Favourite Writers
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