Saturday, September 16, 2006

When you're "On," you're "On"

Funny thing. I've been struggling with my writing lately, only getting out about 500 words a day.

Then last night, all of a sudden I'm flying along, enjoying myself. I pumped out 1,000 words in about fifteen minutes, and then added another 200. The only reason I stopped myself is because it was late and I needed to get to bed, otherwise I think I could have written another couple of thousand words.

For comparison, on average, I'd say I write about 1,500 to 2,000 words a day, until recently. Once or twice I've been extremely lucky, and tapped out about 5,000 words in a day.

Part of the problem lately was that my plot was floundering a little, and I hadn't had much action in a while. Then, an action scene came on, and Kron was back swinging his sword. Now I'm excited, and looking forward to getting back at it tonight.


M Harold Page said...

Re Wordcount: read and weep...

Ty said...

12,ooo-15,000 words a day? Every day? That's insane!

Even if I didn't have a job to go to 60+ hours a week, I still don't think I could crank out that much work on a regular basis.

I might be able to do it once or twice, if everything was just right ... the phone disconnected, my other half out of town, the animals all boarded, the moon and sun and stars all aligned just right.

M Harold Page said...

That was more or less the response of everybody I know, including some pros.

I console myself that SL Viehl is rather experienced.