The average writer

Someone should invent a name for the analysis and interpretation of statistics as related to writing. ¬†If a writer compiles a 100,000 word novel, that is the same thing as writing 3.5 words a day, every single day, for 80 years. ¬†Stephen King has pretty much 100 books to his credit, so for his lifespan, […]

How to be an optimist about writing

At a relatively slow rate of production of 20 words/minute, working on a conventional 8-hour day in the working world and assuming that only 75% of this is actually productive, a 250 day working year leads to a production word count of 1.8 million. So if you’re 5 times slower than this, you’re still going […]

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