You think 50,000 words in 30 days is a feat? Try doing it five. Even I, who’ve written two 50k-plus novels in a month each – and, once, even a 25k-plus book in just under a week – have to pick up my jaw off of the floor at such a notion. 10,000 words written in a day: Possible, or out and out madness?!
The correct answer is A) Possible. Author Rachel Aaron is living proof it can be done. And as I’ve just read a sample chapter of one of her books on her blog, Pretentious Title (which is one of the most applause-worthy names for a blog I’ve ever seen), and as I’m kind of jumping up and down inside to own the book, now (confession: The book kind of had me at the cover. I mean, LOOK at him! …I mean, ahem, “it”…), I’m inclined to believe these aren’t just the quantity-over-quality ravings of a quacksalver who can’t tell QWERTY from quill. (Never thought you’d see that many Qs in a sentence, did you?)
From what I’ve seen of Pretentious Title, the blog isn’t hurting for attention. But never let it be said that Ever On Word nurses a bias against popular blogs. Big, small, medium, or custom-fit for peculiar body types, if I find a post I think you should read, I’m gonna say, “Hey, You Should Read This!”
So whether you, too, are a writer, or simply someone in want of productivity principles that could perchance be adjusted to fit your personal pursuits (and now we’re going crazy with Ps… I guess it’s just an alliterative day for me), then do have a look at Rachel’s not-too-pretentiously-titled piece “How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a Day”.