Pulp Writing Speed Day 30

This was the view yesterday at 7:45 am. That red orb is the sun. It’s so dark from all the fires in the Northwest. 

Day 30 was busier than expected, and I only was able to put in an hour’s worth of writing. Can I get the final 30,000 words out between today and tomorrow for my Book in a Week Challenge? I don’t know, but I’m going to try. 😀

So, 30 days in. That’s a 30 day month. What have I accomplished? 57,000 words. Not great, but more output than a NaNoWriMo month. That’s also just under 2,000 words a day.

Officially, that’s 1,903 words a day, and I’ve worked up to that. For my desired pulp writing speed, I’m pushing toward doubling that, at least. I’d like to see an average of 5,000 words a day.

One thing that could possibly kill that is my editing weeks. For example, I’m only going to plan on writing a 10k-15k book next week so I can edit through at least two books. Though editing will also get me a word count, those days can be anywhere from just a hundred or two, to a couple thousand. It will work against me.

Today will be a milestone. I should pass the 200,000-word count mark for 2017. I still have no illusions that I’ll make 1 million words by the end of the year, but I’ll be closer than I’ve come in the past, and if I can keep the writing streak going into 2018, next year will be a cake walk.

Something else I need to consider – I don’t have an outline ready for next week. I’ll need that ready for Friday. I need to change my way of thinking to be able to write a 10k word book, because I need editing time. If I pace myself right, I’ll have a book to publish every week for a solid month.

  • Day 30 Word Count: 2,079
  • Current Works in Progress Word Count: Romance/Horror: 71,404 (editing completed through 14,709); Sci-Fi: 17,024


Writing Streak:

  • Average Word Count per Day: 1,913
  • Current Writing Streak: 30 days
  • Writing Streak Word Count: 57,393
  • September: 17,024
  • September Ave. Word Count: 3,405
  • YTD: 191,723
  • Ave. Word Count YTD: 773

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