Yesterday (or the day before), I did some figuring.
If we wrote 2,000 words, 5 days a week, for the year–well, have you ever thought what could happen?
Here’s my figuring–my notes to myself. I’ve been thinking about 2-2.5 hours of writing a day (not editing, not research, not reading book, not staring off into space [which is a part of writing], but actually putting the words on the page). I can write about 1000 words an hour. Give or take.
“If I worked 200 days of the year (taking off 2.5 months and Friday and Saturdays), and if I wrote the 2000 words per day, I would end up with 2000 x 200= 400,000 words. This is eight 50,000 word novels. Drafts. Eight! And at 2000 words a day.”
What could YOU do in 200 days?
At 1000 words a day. Not taking off 2.5 months. Working Saturdays, too.
What would happen if you wrote like writing was your job?
Let us know.
And read this article. It’s great. Interesting.
I got a free calendar my the drugstore. Each day I will put my numbers in so I can see what I’m doing. And if I give myself some leeway, I may see my output change a little.