So I got scientific. I make room for a Sabbath rest because if God saw the need to rest after six days of creation, I figure I should push the pause button at least one day per week. Well, as publishers matter less and less, in some respects, word counts matter less and less.
This was how I had always written, it felt natural to me. A few writers claim to produce between and 10, words per day. That is to say, a place without internet. I was drastically behind on my wordcount, and I was facing the real possibility of missing my deadline… again. Once I had my data in hand, I rearranged my schedule to make sure my writing time was always in the afternoon my most prolific time according to my sheet, which was a real discovery.
It takes enormous persistence and discipline. Anyone who reaches the 50,word mark is declared a winner. This leads to one of the most common questions that I hear: Seamoremonster I believe that Stephen King writes 2, words a day…and I read somewhere that sic-fi and fantasy writer, Michael Moorcock managed to pump out as many 10, a day… Kathleen Lepidas I write by the page.
Like a little kid in the back of a car — are we there yet? Despite the fact that we spend a fair amount of time sitting and staring into space, every writer I know is driven.
It has been described as a "mid-November extravaganza of food, drink, and lots and lots of noveling". I write 6 — 7 hours a day, usually 2 in the morning and in the afternoon, five days a week.
Can you imagine a bakery or a freelance designer working this way?
Treat it like one. Okay, so there is a words for my day. Writing is the only profession I can think of that requires no license, no certificate, no special training, and no special tools.How Many Words Should You Write Per Day?
October 22, I’m not sure how he did it, but the late Michael Crichton supposedly wrote 10, words a day, which is the equivalent of about 40 pages. But that’s the great thing about going this fast, the novel starts to eat you and you find yourself writing any time you can just for the pure joy of it.
Even better, on the days where I broke 10k, I was also pulling fantastic words-per-hour numbers, – words per hour as opposed to my usual Minimum Daily Word Counts. A few writers claim to produce between and 10, words per day.
A man I met in a writing workshop indicated that during the 3-Day Novel contest he averaged 15, words a day with little difficulty. This, he noted, meant that he was pretty much writing as fast as he could type.
A full-length novel can be anywhere from 75, towords, or even longer.
If you think about having to write 75, words – pages – you’ll freak yourself out. But if you write 1, words a day, you can finish the first draft of a novel in less than three months, even if you take some weekend days off.
7. Work toward a deadline. On good days, I can write words per day; but on extreme days, I can reach 10, words within 6 hours. The most that I’ve ever written in a single day was 22, words. In total, I’ve written around 2 million words in the last 3 years alone.
Naturally, there is more to writing a book than just writing, there’s the planning, research etc. But if someone says he wrote words in a day, all he means is that he wrote words in one hour (supply the time slot) of one day.Download