Imagine your place on the bookshelf of the future

Mike Gayle, author of novels including Turning Thirty, My Legendary Girlfriend and Mr. Commitment

How should a writer plan their schedule?


There’s a great joke that goes, ‘How do you eat a whale?’ and the answer is, ‘One bite at a time.’ It’s the same for writers. Novels get written one chunk of writing at a time. Too often you can get intimidated by the process by focusing on the end product. Instead focus on the chunk of work that you can do. Think about it. If you write just 500 words of your novel every day for six months by the end of it you’ll have 90,000 words. Chunk by chunk wins every time.


About Mike Gayle

Previously an Agony Uncle, Mike Gayle is a freelance journalist who has contributed to a variety of magazines including FHM, Sunday Times Style and Cosmopolitan.  His bestselling novels include MY …

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