View Full Version : How many words can you produce in a normal day?

Captain Scarf
05-27-2009, 05:16 AM
How many words can you produce in a normal day?

I reckon I can do about 1,000 if I know basically what I want to write and can motivate myself. Often once I've worked out the plot I get bored and start on a new project.

05-27-2009, 05:31 AM
Flat out writing? 5,000. Especially fiction.

Nonfiction I tend to be slower at, as I purposely distract myself.

It's editing I'm uber slow about.

05-27-2009, 06:21 AM
Today.... I probably did 3000.

Wayne K
05-27-2009, 08:14 AM
I did 106,000 words in two weeks last summer, and I can't type for nuffem.

05-27-2009, 08:15 AM
I'd say 1000, but I could do more if I didn't have children smacking me and yelling "Mummy stop typing!'

05-27-2009, 08:47 AM
I usually do somewhere between 1500 and 2000. However, I also have the unfortunate habit of taking more days off than days I work. I'm working on improving that one. :)

Matera the Mad
05-27-2009, 10:03 AM
I seldom do the math. I just hope that lots of them stick to the page.

05-27-2009, 12:27 PM
2000 is my daily goal. Anything over is gravy.

Wayne K
05-27-2009, 02:47 PM
I seldom have normal days.

05-27-2009, 02:56 PM
My daily minimum is 3,000. Usually shoot for 5,000 or more. 10,000+ days aren't that uncommon if I'm on a roll. Also, if I get a rejection, I automatically make myself add 2,000 words to that day's target (which kind of sucked when I got 3 rejections on a day when my target was 5,000, but hey, I had 11,000 words at the end of the day, so it's all good) Highest ever in a day? 26,000 or so, can't recall the exact number.

05-27-2009, 03:13 PM

Sounds familiar, but I can't remember ever seeing it.