I usually write between 800 and 1200 words a day depending on the day just because that's all I can write in the hour I have to do so. Though, I do write a lot more on Sundays since it's my day off. Probably between 3000 and 5000 on Sundays depending on how I'm feeling. I wish I could write more but I just don't have the time.I know not everyone has the time or effort to continuously pump out content every day whether it be due to irl issues or just being lazy…but, on average, how many words you write in a day, or perhaps, a week?
Well, 5-6k a month can't really compete in the webnovel market, so uhn... To be quite direct, this pace isn't enough for Scribblehub if you want to try monetizing your stories. It can work for a story that is written for a hobby of course, or as a small side earning if you try self-publishing it later as an e-book... But if you wanna try competing in the webnovel market, you just need to do at the very least a release per week, preferably a few releases per week actually.That's why I don't feel comfortable mingling in. The numbers you guys sit at are absolutely ridiculous. Over 300k a year. Jeez, that's like several regular novels every single year. Even accomplished authors rarely reach that.
Well, guess, even that is but a joke to the supreme deities like Yansusustories or Steven King. Yet scary pace for the mortal realm. Personally, I'm struggling to produce a meagre 5-6k a month.
Maybe in the future, historians will come to know SH as one of the starting places of legendary authors!@AliceShiki Didn't realise that SH is such a highly competitive environment. I also find it hard to imagine how writing 2k words a day can be fun. But I'd like to put that number into perspective. Just so to be clear.
2k a day means that you will write the entirety of original Middle-earth chronicles in a year. That includes Silmarillion, Hobbit, Lord of the rings and Red book. You can also write "In search of lost time" in a matter of 2years. And that's the lengthiest widely accepted classic work I can think of, tbh. The crazy thing is that you shall have 200k more words to spare. So, would produce another very large novel that very same year lol.
I'd like to point out that those novels are magnum opuses, respective authors had spent pretty much the entirety of their lives on. Stuff like War and peace isn't even worth a mention, as it's child's play at this level.
Another fun fact is that if you start writing in yours 20s, you would be able to overtake Alexander Dumas' entire bibliography by your early 60s. One of the most prolific writers in human history, mind you. Who cheated, btw. Because an entire department of people had written for him on regular basis. But you are beyond all that, so shall manage all that all by yourself.
That's what writing 730k words a year translates into.