I’m no Chris Lema but I do write at least 1500 words a day, almost every day. And by that I mean an individual piece of work at least 700 words long. It isn’t always techy, sometimes it’s bad fan fix (no, you can’t read that), sometimes it’s a review of a TV show, and sometimes it’s a random story about whales. But every single day, yes, I write.
I always wanted to be a writer, to be a famous one would be best, but it doesn’t really matter. The point, for me, was always to write. When I was in grammar school, my teacher, Nancy Sager, told me to write at least 300 words a day. I tried to challenge myself with 500, and it went on and on, until there’s actual pain when I don’t write. The story in my head cries, trying to get out.
So how do I find the time? I make it. I sit down and force myself to write. Maybe I throw it out, but I write, and write and I write.
It’s been well over 10,000 hours of my life, so I’m sure I don’t suck at it anymore.