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.

11 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  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.
    IS IS IS IS IS

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

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

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  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!

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

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