Thursday, 19 September 2013

I Came To A Realisation

I'm taking a break from the podcast this week because I'm on my old laptop and it's not such a good piece of machinery for something like recording. I was lucky to be able to take part in BoredWrestlingFan last week in my opinion. It's kinda sad I did actually have an idea that probably would have made a pretty decent talking point.

Like the title of the post suggests I came to a realisation recently. As you probably recall, I write. I write a lot. I came to a realisation about just how much I bloody write. I'm currently writing a fanfiction story but what you don't know is that I write three updates for it a week. The updates I write for it are also 2000 words. Back when I was doing Immortal Space (I do plan to go back to that eventually) I was writing one or two updates that were only 1000 words long. I'm basically writing about three times as much as I used to. Right now I'm writing about 6000 words a week. One update that's about 2k words long every other day doesn't sound like a lot but to me 6k words a week sounds like quite a lot. Heck I used to find the 1k words I wrote for Immortal Space to be quite a lot.

The fanfiction story I'm writing has been going on for a few months now. I think it's been about four months or so, but it's already over 130k words. I think when I do go back to Immortal Space I'm going to try and keep up a similar schedule, but only two updates a week. Right now I blog on Monday, Thursday, and Friday and I think it would make a pretty decent schedule to throw up story updates on Tuesday and Wednesday.

I think unless you're writing yourself you don't realise how many words something like 6000 a week is. It really doesn't sound like much but until you try it really really is. Especially when a story ends up as long as my story has. It's easily the length of a pretty good novel. Its over 300 A4 pages long.

If it wasn't about pretty little ponies I'd probably suggest you read it.


  1. I don't know why I would not be interested in pretty little ponies. Though 300 pages would be kind of a lot for my feeble brain to digest. Why have you never considered starting a pony website or a pony youtube channel? You seem to have a passion for ponies, and they have a loyal, dedicated fan base. All that could play to your advantage.

  2. That is a lot of writing you're doing! I think you're finding it satisfying and rewarding on the fanfiction pages as is your audience.

    You're still not updating on my blogroll and mine isn't updating on but a few peoples. I've not idea how to get around this glitch.

  3. 130,000 words? That's some serious writing my friend. Damn.

  4. 130k words? Man, that's awesome! And by the way, that's TWO novels. Average word count for a typical novel is about 60-80k. So you should be damn proud of that!

  5. 6,000 words a week? That's a ton of writing, Mark. Jimmy has a great idea. You have such a passion for ponies and for MLP, why not delve into further? I bet you'd love it!

  6. I was wondering how many words make up a decent sized novel. I barely say 6,000 words a week!

  7. That is indeed a whole lot of writing man.
    But drop the fanfic, we want Immortal Space! It's been way too long, you'll probably need to put a little recap up to refresh our minds and all that. And if you wait much longer you might as well re-write and re-post the series in its entirety.

  8. 130k word pony fanfic? If you could put that effort into another short collection you could probably retire.

  9. Are they those dwarf ponies!?! And was this whole "realization" thing a Trojan horse for you to brag about how prolific you are?

  10. I think it's great that you're still writing man, I hope that you never fully stop in all honesty, keep it up!

  11. I love to write.
    Now if I could only get paid for doing it.....


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