I began my post-retirement writing career researching the habits of famous writers. I wanted to know how easily or difficult they found the skill. Much like any other skill I discovered certain practices, behaviors or personal characteristics contributed to or impacted their writing. Among the popular habits is a daily writing routine. Recently I discovered an author I did not know and his view of writing habits. Graham Green number-of-words per day is a common strategy, but not one I have internalized.
I often take a weekly workshop where we were assigned prompts with a limit of 500 words. This is a nice weekly practice, even if not daily. My struggle to meet a consistent daily goal continues. Sometimes I write every day, especially when I am editing, thoughI'm not always sure editing is regarded as writing. Other times, I write hundreds of words daily over many days. I see the disadvantage of these inconsistencies but I wonder if each of us doesn't simply fall into the habit that seem to work best for her? You can find Graham Green's notion for the writing habit here:
What's your writing habit? What do you do when you fall off track?