Originally Posted by Moejoe
I was reading over the Max Brand biography the other day and again I was struck by how much he produced. According to the bio he would pump out 50 pages in an afternoon (that's around 50 x 250 words on a mechanical typewriter, or 12,500 words) and the amazing fact about this is not the speed. No. A lot of this ouput went straight into print! No editing, no correction, from his fingers directly into publication.
So, thinking about this, what's the most you've ever written in a day? What's your acceptable level of output on any writing session, or day? When I'm blind writing I can get around 20,000 words, but all of them have to be edited (I'm no Max Brand). Without blind writing, I steady out at around 2,000 good words.
I'm not a writer. Not even close. I write blog posts and essays for school, and that's about it. However, the essay I just submitted for class got a perfect score from a professor who does not give perfect scores, and a ton of compliments. The sad thing is, I accidentally submitted the rough draft! The essay took me all of about half an hour to write.