The average knowledge worker (I would call writers knowledge workers) only has six hours of productive time per day. That’s thirty hours a week, if you write five days a week; thirty-six if you write on Saturday, too; and six to twelve if you only have time to write on weekends.

You must rest. Your book will not be better if you spend ten or twelve hours a day on it. In fact, it will probably be worse.

If you want to write a masterpiece, you have only a few hours a day to do it. Use them wisely.

And once they’re over, get up and walk away.

Joe Bunting
Joe Bunting
Joe Bunting is a writer and entrepreneur. He is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller Let's Write a Short Story! and the co-founder of Story Cartel. You can follow him on Twitter (@joebunting).