A Good Question…
I have said in a number of my reports lately that after all the issues with the eyes over the winter, I am now climbing back up to speed, starting slowly in April and adding a little bit each week.
But what is my speed that I am trying to get back to?
Let me do the math to explain it.
- Fact one… I write about 1,000 words an hour with a break.
- Fact two… I only count consumable words, such as fiction I finish (I finish everything) and nonfiction that will go to a wide audience such as an introduction to a book or this blog. I do not rewrite anything. I do not count emails or answers to comments on this blog or Facebook posts or anything like that.
- Fact three… Since 1993 I have pretty much averaged 1.3 million consumable words per year. There were some great years in there and some bad years, but the average over those thirty years is 1.3 million per year. Yes, that seems like a lot of words and a lot of books and stories and blogs.
To the Math!!
So if you divide 1,300,000 words by 52 weeks you get 25,000 words per week.
Divide that by 7 and you get about 3,600 words per day.
I write at 1,000 words an hour, so total writing, including this blog, each day will take me about 3.6 hours.
Oh, the horrors of a 3.6 hour day of sitting and making stuff up. It is amazing I have survived such a strain for 30 years. (grin)
So that is what I mean when I say I am trying to get back up to speed. I’m trying to get back to regular writing days, even with the issues with the eyes. And I am almost there.
This short blog tonight is about 300 words and took about 15 minutes to write. Even with all the heavy math.