Thursday, February 12, 2009

Writing Speed

On a normal day I write between 1500 -- 2500 words.  This is usually over the course of 4-6 hours depending on what's going on in my life.  On a good day with no distractions I can do about 4000 words.  My record is 10,000 words on a day with no sleep.

The funny thing is I noticed that I write faster when I am writing a fight scene.  I don't know why.  Maybe because I get excited?  Maybe because I am anxious to get the moves down before I forget. But yesterday I wrote a 500 word fight scene in like 30 minutes.  

Man if I could write every scene so quickly I could get a novel done in a week.


Custom Coaster said...

Wow that's just too much, haha, but though great news since reading is something that I'm running low on. I'm just starting Frost-Haired Vixen and I've seen a small change in style, but it's a good thing since the flow is wonderful!

jwdoom said...

Sorry, late comment but I'm absolutely the same way. Sword fights, gun fights, they just whip out of me. I find my writing changes a bit. Longer sentences, fewer commas, like I want the reader to read it as fast as I'm writing it. Not sure if that's good technique yet.