Don’t tell me you don’t drink, you’re lying. If you’re lying, you shouldn’t. If you’re not drinking, you should.
Writers drink, so start drinking. No, I’m not being sponsored by the liquor industry. And if I was you should support me, so start drinking so I can earn a buck.
Now having said that, let’s address the main concern of this article – how many pages a day should you write? At AuthorMagazine.org (“an online magazine for writers and readers”) they’ve made a really good article on the subject – you should go read it thoroughly.
Did you know Stephen King writes about 2000 words a day? It took J.R.R. Tolkien eleven years to finish Lord of the Rings? No? Well there’s some more facts and figures for you to consider! Trust me, you won’t regret this read!
Oh, and as far as the drinks go, alcohol may calm and relax you but also takes away from your concentration and affects both your vocabulary as well as the ability to connect things (causing illogical stories) – in other words it’s a sure-fire way to bring down your cognitive abilities which you need so much as an author. So if and when you drink “while writing”, try to keep it to a bare minimum. Drink water instead, it fuels your brain and improves the aforementioned cognitive abilities; plus you can still hop in or onto any vehicle you please no matter how much you’ve taken in!
Now… I feel I’ve earned a drink.