Tuesday Tune @ 52 WPM

Yup. I gots a song for ya today. You might recognize this guy as the lead singer of Tonic, but I think I like his solo stuff better. I really like this song. I even entertained it as a possibility for my duet with Fab. I give you, Emerson Hart:

Before I take off to write more dirty sex posts, I have to brag about something. At about 10 am this morning, I decided that I needed to do a quick post at the Bar. I needed to catch up with a character that I had left hanging awhile back. I knew basically what he needed to say, and what foreshadowing he needed to provide. So, I decided to test myself a little. On my 15 minute break, I cranked out his post. 780 words, no edits needed, 15 minutes. Whew! I did it.

I looked at those 780 words and wondered how authors struggle to come up with 1000 words a day or 1500 words a day. I decided it wasn’t a struggle to come up with them. More likely, it was a struggle to find the time to commit them to “paper”. I know that my problem with writing is that I do a lot of stuff. I don’t have a lot of time to spit out 1500 words a day.

I was sure proud of those 780 words in 15 minutes though. I wrote – created, if you will – 52 words a minute. At that rate, I could churn out 20K words in about 6.5 hours. Real life, of course, dictates that those hours stretch to months, maybe even years. I dunno. This is one of the few times I’ve ever tried to time myself. All the other times involved sex not writing.

Oh, BTW, I’ve decided that I’ve made it to a certain level in the blogging world. Hellohahanarf has volunteered to drunk dial me. *blinks in shock* OMG!! Someone is gonna drunk dial me from Tequila Con! I am soooo stoked. Happy Tuesday!

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0 Responses to Tuesday Tune @ 52 WPM

  1. Mr. Fabulous says:

    Damn, no one has offered to drunk dial me yet.

    I have been drunk dialed by Hello before. You can’t understand a word she says.

    Mr. Fabulouss last blog post..Sometimes *I* am the problem!

  2. Mr. Fabulous says:

    Damn, no one has offered to drunk dial me yet.

    I have been drunk dialed by Hello before. You can’t understand a word she says.

    Mr. Fabulouss last blog post..Sometimes *I* am the problem!

  3. Winter says:

    Marty – I can churn out lots of words if the atmosphere and the mindset is there. Stress and a antsyness that is prolly borderline ADD keep from from producing more. Altho, I think I turn out quite a bit at the Bar. If you ever wanna try fictional immortals, you can come write at the Bar!

    Matt – For you the words would be stroked, not stoked!

    Mary – You drunk texted me from New Orleans! I remember that clearly! You better be popping tomorrow. I know you told that doctor, “WTF? What’s wrong with today?”

    Karl – Discipline is a very big thing. I have a pattern and I try not to disrupt it because then my writing psyche gets pissed. But sometimes, I have to just bite the bullet and write when I have the time, even if I’m not feeling it right that moment. Usually, after a little bit, it starts to come to me.

    Susan – I never have trouble with 1000 words. But I see across the blogosphere that some writers do struggle to maintain a certain # of words per day. Distractions are more my problem.

    MM – You can say I’m like an STD. I won’t go away unless you give me drugs. HEH.

    Winters last blog post..Tuesday Tune at 52 WPM

  4. Winter says:

    Marty – I can churn out lots of words if the atmosphere and the mindset is there. Stress and a antsyness that is prolly borderline ADD keep from from producing more. Altho, I think I turn out quite a bit at the Bar. If you ever wanna try fictional immortals, you can come write at the Bar!

    Matt – For you the words would be stroked, not stoked!

    Mary – You drunk texted me from New Orleans! I remember that clearly! You better be popping tomorrow. I know you told that doctor, “WTF? What’s wrong with today?”

    Karl – Discipline is a very big thing. I have a pattern and I try not to disrupt it because then my writing psyche gets pissed. But sometimes, I have to just bite the bullet and write when I have the time, even if I’m not feeling it right that moment. Usually, after a little bit, it starts to come to me.

    Susan – I never have trouble with 1000 words. But I see across the blogosphere that some writers do struggle to maintain a certain # of words per day. Distractions are more my problem.

    MM – You can say I’m like an STD. I won’t go away unless you give me drugs. HEH.

    Winters last blog post..Tuesday Tune at 52 WPM

  5. metalmom says:

    Do you think she’s the only one who will text you? I think your number will get passed around as much as….Hmm…I was gonna say “an STD” but that’s just not cool!

    You have been tagged.

    metalmoms last blog post..Because I’m a Giver

  6. metalmom says:

    Do you think she’s the only one who will text you? I think your number will get passed around as much as….Hmm…I was gonna say “an STD” but that’s just not cool!

    You have been tagged.

    metalmoms last blog post..Because I’m a Giver

  7. Why are 1000 words a struggle? When it doesn’t flow, all the other distractions (including whiny kids) are welcome.

    Susan Helene Gottfrieds last blog post..Giving You… Lisa Jackson

  8. Why are 1000 words a struggle? When it doesn’t flow, all the other distractions (including whiny kids) are welcome.

    Susan Helene Gottfrieds last blog post..Giving You… Lisa Jackson

  9. Karl says:

    Takes time and discipline to crank out the words every day. I really need to pick up my manuscripts and get back to work on them.

    Karls last blog post..Shockinawe, Part Threux, Conclusion

  10. Karl says:

    Takes time and discipline to crank out the words every day. I really need to pick up my manuscripts and get back to work on them.

    Karls last blog post..Shockinawe, Part Threux, Conclusion

  11. MaryO says:

    Hey I drunk dialed you early on in our relationship. I dont remember much about it, hence the drunk part. I am pretty sure it was during one of the Hawaiian tropic contests though, I think. Guess I’ll just have to call you next time I have had a few drinks.
    Now with that threat out, I will zoom over to the bar and see which person you wrote about. Than I am off to the doc this morning. Hopefully it means I get to have this kid. Cross fingers.

  12. MaryO says:

    Hey I drunk dialed you early on in our relationship. I dont remember much about it, hence the drunk part. I am pretty sure it was during one of the Hawaiian tropic contests though, I think. Guess I’ll just have to call you next time I have had a few drinks.
    Now with that threat out, I will zoom over to the bar and see which person you wrote about. Than I am off to the doc this morning. Hopefully it means I get to have this kid. Cross fingers.

  13. Matt-Man says:

    Sometimes the words just flow. I am so happt to hear that you are stoked. Mainly just because when you say it, it sounds sexual. Cheers!!

    Matt-Mans last blog post..Preventing Matt-Phistopheles

  14. Matt-Man says:

    Sometimes the words just flow. I am so happt to hear that you are stoked. Mainly just because when you say it, it sounds sexual. Cheers!!

    Matt-Mans last blog post..Preventing Matt-Phistopheles

  15. martymankins says:

    I tell you… you just described how most of the journalist world works. In my hey day writing days, there were a couple of gigs I had that were weekly and I would spend most of that week going back and forth about how I would write what I was going to write. Only to then think some more. Then in the last 4 hours before the article was due, I cranked it out – very few edits and hit SEND. Those were the articles I got more email praise over.

    Now trying to get back years later isn’t as easy, but if it’s anything like riding a bike, I hope it will find it’s way to me sooner than later.

    martymankinss last blog post..I’m calling it: Scooter Sunday

  16. martymankins says:

    I tell you… you just described how most of the journalist world works. In my hey day writing days, there were a couple of gigs I had that were weekly and I would spend most of that week going back and forth about how I would write what I was going to write. Only to then think some more. Then in the last 4 hours before the article was due, I cranked it out – very few edits and hit SEND. Those were the articles I got more email praise over.

    Now trying to get back years later isn’t as easy, but if it’s anything like riding a bike, I hope it will find it’s way to me sooner than later.

    martymankinss last blog post..I’m calling it: Scooter Sunday

  17. Winter says:

    Ooooh. I’m flattered. BaconFest would be quite easy to do! There is nothing techie about BaconFest like there is with PornFest. But I do have to admit that I don’t even like regular bacon anymore. I am addicted to maple bacon. At Christmas, I will have to send you some.

    Winters last blog post..Tuesday Tune at 52 WPM

  18. Winter says:

    Ooooh. I’m flattered. BaconFest would be quite easy to do! There is nothing techie about BaconFest like there is with PornFest. But I do have to admit that I don’t even like regular bacon anymore. I am addicted to maple bacon. At Christmas, I will have to send you some.

    Winters last blog post..Tuesday Tune at 52 WPM

  19. othurme says:

    I thought I had reached new levels of blogdom when someone offered to share three pounds of bacon with me in a suggestive manner.

    othurmes last blog post..Crazy Weekend

  20. othurme says:

    I thought I had reached new levels of blogdom when someone offered to share three pounds of bacon with me in a suggestive manner.

    othurmes last blog post..Crazy Weekend