My New Year's resolution for 2009 is to write something on my novel projects every day. I'd really like to write at least a 1,000 words, though 2,000 (given my deadline) would be even better.
For the other authors on this list... how much do you/can you write in a day?
Unfortunately for me, I've never been a really speedy writer. Many moons ago and under a different name, I once did a book challenge that was sponsored by a bunch of speculative fiction writers who'd all attended Clarion Workshop. This was back in the days before the novel in a month gig, and we set ourselves the goal of trying to write 60,000 words in a month. As we say here in Minnesota, I had a heckuva time trying to write that much. In fact, what I ended up producing was pretty much dreck. It's still in my virtual sock drawer. Every once and a while I dust the electrons off it, and try to decide if it's salvageable. I usually come back with the verdict that it's beyond repair. At least not without a total re-write from the bottom up, and the idea just isn't worth that effort.
I guess I tell this long and involved story to illustrate my great fear -- I hope that even though I have to write a lot (fast!) this year, I hope to high heaven it doesn't completely suck! (Or if it does, it hope it "sucks" in a good vampire-y way!!)