Wondering how to write 50,000 words in a month? Well, here’s some estimated numbers for you:
- There are 30 days in the month of November. If you write every day, you’ll need to write 1,667 words per day.
- On average, 3 to 400 words can fit on a single-spaced page in 12 pt Times New Roman font. That means, you have to write between five to seven pages in Microsoft Word per day to reach your goal.
- If you skip one day, you need to write 1,725 words per day (or an extra fifty-eight words) to make up the difference.
- If you skip the three-day Thanksgiving weekend, you need to write 1,851 words per day (or an extra 185 words) to achieve your goal.
- If, for some reason, you decide to take a week off? You need to write 2,174 words per day to reach 50,000 words. That’s an additional 507 words, or an extra page and a half of text.
- Edited words will slow your progress because they don’t count as new words. In some cases, you could lose words and put yourself back into the negative territory — SO DON’T EDIT WHILE YOU WRITE.
Though I am not doing NaNoWriMo, I am slogging away. I must. After all, no one else is responsible for my career. . .no one else is going to help you with yours, either. Get the words out, forget about quality woes, and revise AFTER you’ve hit your goal.
- Mood: I am consumed by words.
Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: Not enough.
Work-Out Minutes Logged Yesterday: Airport jaunts.
In My Ears: Going Through The Motions from Once More With Feeling
Game Last Played: Dragon Age: Origins
Movie Last Viewed: Looper
Latest Artistic Project: In progress!
Latest Release: “Fangs and Formaldehyde” from the New Hero anthology through Stone Skin Press