OK, let’s be honest: I don’t have one.
I write when I feel like it–at least as far as my novels go. Yes, there might be something in those old instructions about “write every day”, but I have never been able to make myself do it.
When I do write, I tend to write a lot. I’ll sit down at the keyboard and write for hours at a time, ignoring all that goes on around me. Besides the fact that if I did that every day I would lose my paying jobs, I’d alienate my family. They put up with it now because they know it’s not a permanent state and they like having me read what I’ve written to them when I stop. I think they would object if I ignored them on a daily basis.
Still, I am trying to write every day, even if it’s just a few sentences. This morning, for instance, I pulled up “Garison IV” (not the final name, I’ll probably go with something more catchy like “Garison 4″) with the intention of writing a paragraph or two. As I was reading the last paragraphs written, however, I realized a sentence or two in the middle would make them more cogent. So I wrote those sentences, which turned into a couple paragraphs on their own, which not only made the passage better, I fulfilled my goal.
Except that the book still stops where it did before, so I have to work to convince myself I’ve actually made progress.