How to Actually Write 1000 Words a Day
I know for many of you writing a thousand words a day is nothing. In fact, for a professional writer it should be a relatively easy task.
But, articles about writing are not meant for the veterans of the trade.
Besides, a professional writer would know better than to get advice from me.
So, if you have trouble hitting a word count, keep reading.
Now, why a thousand words?
Well, it is a pretty good number to hit. After a few days it shouldn’t take too long and even if you knock it out relatively quickly then you have a decent bundle of words with which you can do many things.
1,000 words is a common word count for an article.
It could be a book chapter.
It could be ten poems.
So think of it this way. Hit a thousand words, and you have a 1,000 word article ready to go.
Or two 500 word articles.
Or four 250 word articles. I have no idea why you’re writing 250 articles unless you write for Buzzfeed. And then we’re playing fast and loose with the term “writing.”
Or, let’s say you’re writing a book.
A thousand words a day means that you would write 7,000 words a week. That’s 365,000 words a year. 366,000 if it’s a leap year.
Now a lot of that might not be usable. But even if a third of it is, then you could put out a book a year.
Might not be a good book.
Or you might not sell it.
But, hey you have a book.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. A thousand words sounds like a lot of work.
How do I get this done?
Well, you can do what I do and spend far too much time in a cabin in the middle of nowhere so people can’t bother you.
But I’m told that’s considered anti-social.
So, there are a couple things you can do to start hitting that word count.