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Powerrrrrrr Writing

by Kay~Kacey on 5/11/2005

So I’m not usually the type to churn out huge numbers of pages per day. But I’ve decided I’m a slacker. I can do better. So I’m trying to go for 50 pages a week. Minium. Yes, I know, not much for some people. But I figure with working, that’s a doable goal. Or maybe I’m nuts :crazy2:

So I’ve done 24 pages in the last two days. Good pages. The story just sings to me. I’m so into it, because there isn’t that stop and start. 5 pages here. 5 pages there. I can really see how the big chunks of writing appeals so some people. Because it sure is working for me this week. I just wonder how long I can keep it up. If I could just quit the pesky day job…but that’s not in my immediate future. (read previous posts regarding plethora of college aged kids to get through $$$ )

And I’m bribing myself with all sorts of things to get myself to actually sit down and do this. A long soak in the bathtub after I meet my page goal :bath: An order from Amazon. An extra glass of good wine 😉 A white chocolate Reese’s peanut butter cup. (not as good as the original).

So what’s your “normal” page output, and what’s the most you’ve ever written in a day? I think the most I’ve ever written was like 20 pages in a day. And they were rough. Very. You?

Sharon May 11, 2005 at 7:37 pm

I’m a manic writer. I wish I could sit down and churn out a regular amount of pages in a day. I’ll go days without writing so much as a word and then I’ll write 50 in one day.

The most Ive ever written in one day I think is 90. It only happened once 😐

Olga May 11, 2005 at 8:39 pm

I don’t know the biggest amound of pages I did in a day, but for one of the books I used to write about 10 pages daily for several weeks (that was with no day job). I did finish the ms rather quickly, but recently I’m slacking off.

Cindy May 11, 2005 at 8:49 pm

The most I ever did in a day was 10 pages. I think they were actually good pages but that was recently and I haven’t gone back to do revisions yet. So we’ll see how good they were. I usually do only 1 or 2 a day. By the time I get home from work my brain is fried and it’s a struggle to get that out. Lately though I’ve been tricking myself into it by doing a BIAW, every week.

Rene May 11, 2005 at 10:13 pm

I think my high was 20 pages TNR one day. I don’t usually write everyday because mommy stuff tends to get in the way. When I do, I tend to go for the gusto and write 6 or 7 pages at a whack. I did a BIAM for the month of April and wrote 27K words.

Amy K May 12, 2005 at 12:53 am

My best day as far as I can remember is about 20 pages. I work every day, but the way I work is strange. I mull forever, sometimes writing bits and pieces during the mull time, but when I finally KNOW where the story is going, I average about 8-10 pages a day. I feel like I have to write that fast to make up for my mull time.

Congrats on the 24 pages in 2 days!

Michelle May 12, 2005 at 5:35 am

26 pages was my personal best. I bow down to Sharon with her 90. Dang!!

Good luck today! :typing:

kacey May 12, 2005 at 6:25 am

Sharon 90! Wow. I don’t know that my hands could hold out for that long. Funny thing was I got a lot of laundry done too. I needed to force myself to take breaks, so I’d go throw in a load, move it to the dryer, hang up a load, etc. For some weird reason it tickled me that I got that many pages written and that much laundry done at the same time 🙄

Mary May 12, 2005 at 7:50 am

20 pages–my top for a day. Bribes are good–like shopping and book stores and such. Good luck.

Jill May 12, 2005 at 9:31 am

I’m a daily briber to get through the pages!

Tori May 12, 2005 at 12:36 pm

Man, I have no clue what my personal best was. I usually manage around 2 or 3 pages. Sometimes only one. :wallbash:

Suzanne May 12, 2005 at 7:01 pm

My personal best was 38 pages. That happened ONCE.

Melissa May 17, 2005 at 10:42 am

90 pages??? I am truly in awe.
I’m even in awe of your pages, Kacey! Wow. I feel like a slug now! I guess I just don’t work that fast. :typing: But I will strive to do better!

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