February 4, 2004
Bonnie Jo Campbell says for the first draft of her novel, she committed to writing three pages a day, just anything for the novel, and after 50 days she called that her rough draft. She said it was a mess, but it had a beginning, middle, and end. She had something she could work with.
Carol Shields aims for 500 words a day—about 2 pages. She says if she had to write three, she wouldn’t get out of bed in the morning.