How Many Words Does it Take to Wear Out a Writer?

Hi. This is me right now.


Why?I just wrote 7,876 words – in 12 hours. Because I’m crazy like that. And because Summer Heacock was hosting a writing marathon on Twitter. (She wrote 20,000 words in two days and finished her MS! Go congratulate her.)

So, no formal blog post this week. Actually, I may not be posting anymore this year because I’m really pushing hard to get my current MS done. So if you don’t hear from me for a bit, that’s why. I’m holed up in the writing cave creating some historical juiciness for you. But on the other hand, if something strikes me and I feel like blogging about it, I will.

Oh, I’m up over at Spellbound Scribes tomorrow, too, (luckily that post is already done) so I’ll reblog that.

In January, I’ll be participating in the annual No Kiss Blogfest. That means in the new year, you’ll get a preview of a sexy scene I’ve written that does not involve kissing (hence the name). I’ll have to change the name of my MC so you don’t guess who the book is about, but I think you’ll like what I’ve written.

In case I don’t blog before, Happy Holidays (whatever you may celebrate) and Happy New Year!

8 thoughts on “How Many Words Does it Take to Wear Out a Writer?

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  2. Your post about having written such an enormous quantity of words (mazel tov, by the way) reminded me of a story about Thomas Wolfe. He once marched around Lower Manhattan in the wee hours, shouting, “I wrote ten thousand words today!” Wonder what he’d have done on an electronic keyboard rather than a manual typewriter. Must have endeared himself immensely to the neighbors.

    • I LOVE this story. Never heard it before, but man, did it make me smile! I can see myself doing something like that. I appreciate your support and the funny story which will no doubt entertain me for many days to come (I’m easy to entertain).

  3. Oh we do know the joy of sucjh an achievement. Way to go Girl and may re rest of your ms be just as exciting. Keep up the good work and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year

  4. I love the graphic and can relate. I’ve had several twelve hour writing binges, with eyes so bleary I had to squint to see the words. And what a great story, from Novelhistorian, about Thomas Wolfe. If I had written 10k words on a manual type writer in one day, I’d be shouting it from the rooftops myself!

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