Simply writing thirty minutes every single day will help you stay on task. This may also give you the opportunity to write even more if you are on a roll. However, don’t procrastinate and let yourself get stale, which could lead you to becoming paralyzed in your writing. It is important to write no matter what, even if you have to go back and revise your work later.

A very important benefit of writing consistently and revising daily is that it helps keep your thinking focused. When you write on a day-to-day basis, it is easier and easier to write because you have been reading and writing regularly. Every day, you are in the manuscript. Being in the manuscript makes it easier to have ownership. Many students who do not write regularly feel disconnected from the manuscript. A daily writing schedule will help you focus on what needs to be done and how to move forward. You will also see your progress because you will have more pages written or newly revised. This is concrete evidence of your progress. No one else needs to mention how well you’re doing. You will know.