Thursday, July 06, 2006

More More More!!!

We writers believe that we must produce words on a daily basis. LOTS of words. We'll take anything, but dammit, we want mass quantity!

I chatted the other evening with a couple of fellow authors. Our review coordinator (you're GREAT, Regan!) mentioned the fact that I have a release out about every month this year. (I'll list these at a later date when I need to stroke my ego. I don't have time right now. *grins*) And I told everyone that even then...I felt as if I could do more.
And I wasn't the only one.

We're not machines. And even if I cranked out 6000 words a day, I'd probably still feel this way. My brain would be leaking out my ear, but what the hell? There would be precious words.
On days where I do write at least 4000 words, it's rather like turning on a faucet at full speed. Then as the day and words wear on...it slows to a trickle. When the water's gone...so are the words.
But what is the frustration level when the well is dry that day? Pretty damn high.

We are all aware that our books won't be out in the public's eye forever. But the more we ARE in the public eye, the better our name recognition and sales will be. I've said before that I'm slightly freaking out about not having another full release until July of next year.
Is that too long?
For someone who has so many out this year...it sure feels like it.

How far is TOO far between releases?
And do you feel the same way? How many times do you feel satisfied that you've done all you could do that day?

By the way, I didn't write ANYTHING yesterday. It was "clean the house" day.
Overdue. Believe me. *ahem* House is happy. Can't say I thrilled the chickens any.
Grins*

5 comments:

Tori Lennox said...

You guys who can write that much on a daily basis make me feel like such a slug. I am the world's sloooooooowest writer.

Nancy J. Bond said...

I never feel as though I've accomplished all that I could/should have done on any given day. And the less I write, the worse I feel about it...which only increases the angst. Days that I don't write at all feel like lost days.

Bryan said...

Crystal,

My writing goes in spurts. I've been known to get 12,000 words in a single sitting and then an additional 1,000 over the next two weeks.

Silma said...

I wish I could produce a story per month. So right now I'm green with envy! Writing for me it's like giving birth. It takes me a long time to write a 10K story. Gosh, I feel so intimidated by writers like you. *lol* Make little writers like me feel so... maybe I should quit writing.

Amy said...

Joining Tori in the slug club. I always feel like I need to do more, much more, but I have trouble doing it.