July 31

I have a set “word count” which is the amount I write in a day. At this point it’s 20,000 characters. 5000 characters takes two hours, and then I’m ready for a little breather. 5000 characters, two hours… if I write around 700 characters in 15 minutes, I’m on the right track. If I’ve only written 600 after 15 minutes, today’s going to be a struggle, but if I’ve gotten through 800 then today’s going to be a breeze.

-Ishin Nishio, “Taking A Look At Someone’s Hobonichi Journal