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.