Monday, April 4, 2011

POLL for my sanity! IMPORTANT!

In light of my current situation (20,000 words left until first draft completion) and two more days left in my personal leave from day job. I must know:

Is it possible to write 10,000 words a day? Yes or no.

If you say yes...explain yourself so I may use your advice.

Also, if your answer includes drinking RedBulls, I've got that covered.

Thank you, friends!


  1. It is absolutely possible to write that many words in a couple days (20,000). What sometimes gets in the way is the fact that you need to create the scenarios to write that many words. And I don't know 'bout you, but my wrists hurt when I write so much that fast! Good luck!

  2. I'd say it is theoretically possible, but I've never done it, so I can't tell you how. But good luck! :)

  3. No doubt, it's possible. But do you want to do it? The end result will be 20,000 words of dribble and rubbish, that you will only keep a fourth of anyway.

    Don't force yourself finish just because you think you can't do it! You can! Just look at how much you've written in the last few months. You have given Laine a life, she's brilliant, tragic, smelly and dead. But whose life is perfect anyway?

    Relax, drink four Red Bulls, sit close to the difibulator gadget and write what comes naturally. Rome wasn't built in a day, but it didn't many to destroy it.

  4. You don't have to force yourself, but yes, it is possible. Last April, I had a self-imposed goal of 50,000 words (my friend and I were doing an unofficial NaNoWriMo). I got to the last day and still had 10,000 words left to write. O_O But I was determined, darn it, so I sat down and I wrote. I got all 10K written--and you know what? They weren't all unusable words, either.

    My method? Sit, type, type, have coffee, type, more coffee...

    If the writing is working for you, then go for it. If you get to 7K and find you're starting to write gibberish, take a break and come back to it when your head is a little clearer.

    That's just my advice, of course. :)

    (Thanks for visiting my blog! It's nice to meet you. :))

  5. I've done 6K. I definitely think 10K is doable. Just remember to take breaks and pace yourself. Thanks for the follow! I'm following back :)

  6. Lea: Thanks so much! I am teetering on the edge of wanting to write and wanting to watch T.V. So, I've decided that I will write...I think alot of it is gibberish..damn.

    Laura: OMG! I am using the sit, type, have coffee method as I type this. Amazing. So far today I have busted out 3,000 words. Only 7 to go. Man, actually watching myself type that is making me tired. Thanks for following! So glad I found you!

    Michelle: Taking a break right now. Thanks for following! So glad you're here!

  7. I know someone who wrote 11,000 words in one day. I'm not saying they were great, but they were done. You can do it!