I’ve been reading From The Inside…Out – discover…create…and publish the novel in you! by Susan May Warren & Rachel Hauck, hoping that I will grasp the whole writing thing before NaNoWriMo next week. May I just say that this workbook is FABULOUS! I think what I like about it is that she takes you through a journey of questions to help you discover what you need to know your characters and plot your book. The questions get you thinking and spur the imagination. Perfect for a beginner writer like me.
Now, she wrote something that kinda floored me, and I wanted to know what your experience is. Here it is:
Let’s assume you have 12 weeks to write a 30-chapter book, with approximately 3000 words per chapter. That’s 1500 words per scene. That’s thirty minutes a page.
Granted, she said not everyone will write at that pace. Some may be faster, some may be slower. I know there are people on Twitter who do the 1000 words per hour challenge and are successful at it (search #1k1hr on Twitter to see who’s doing it). But I want to know what YOU do. What is your usual verbiage per hour? What is your WPM?