I like to keep track of the time I spend writing. I just use the calendar app on my macbook.
Here’s all the time I spent to write my Parks and Rec spec in 3 weeks. I have a full time day job, so most of my writing is done on nights and weekends, and it tends to be in short bursts. I used one vacation day to stay home and write, and woke up early to write before work.
The script was really fun to write, and giving myself a tight deadline was actually helpful. I posted it online and you can read it here.
After finishing this script, I’ve moved back to my animated web series project, and another comedy pilot. I hope to finish both by the end of the year.