If you write 1000 words per day, for one year, then by the end of the year you would have 365’000 words. That means you’d have 3 slimmer novels, or one ginormous one, like… like… I don’t know… Silmarillion… or… or… Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows… *tries to come up with thick books she knows without cheating* OH! I know! The Earth’s Children series, by Jean M Auel, you know, the books about Ayla. Clan of the Cavebears, The Mammoth Hunters, The Valley of Horses… I don’t remember the rest… Land of Painted Caves… there are 6 books in that series. The 6th just came out like last year or so.
I read them first, by the insistence of a friend, when I was 13, 14, 15-ish but stopped halfway through book five… or if I finished book five, I can’t remember. Book 6 hadn’t been released yet… and that was in the end of the 90-s beginning of the 00-s. Those were the thickest, longest books I’ve ever read in my entire life. Reading in bed wasn’t an option, I would have been smothered by the weight of the books.
Back to the topic: 3 books, that’s what you’d have after one year of writing 1000 words a day (or a thick one, hence the talk about being smothered in bed). So if I have like… 12 books going on it would take me 4 years to complete all 12… or less since half of them are almost finished or halfway through anyways…
I’m trying to muster up the courage to finish a book while not under NaNoWriMo pressure, but I like to dabble a little here and a little there, occasionally, on separately different stories, so… yeah, I’m trying to write 12 books during a 4 year period…
I have had crazier ideas, i have… I just can’t remember any of them right now… <.< *excuses excuses*
So, if YOU write, oh, let’s say 250 words/day (that’s just one page. One page!) you’d have a whole novel (or at least the length, the rest is up to you) finished by the year.
Inspiring, is it not? 🙂