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* In his memoir ''On Writing'', Stephen King says he writes 2,000 words every day, even on the weekends and holidays.
 
* In his memoir ''On Writing'', Stephen King says he writes 2,000 words every day, even on the weekends and holidays.
 
* According to ''Prism of the Night: A Biography of Anne Rice'', Anne Rice wrote ''Interview with the Vampire'' in five weeks - the book is 338 pages long.
 
* According to ''Prism of the Night: A Biography of Anne Rice'', Anne Rice wrote ''Interview with the Vampire'' in five weeks - the book is 338 pages long.
* John Scalzi [http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/11/01/a-quick-note-on-nanowrimo/| wrote 90% of his latest bestseller ''Lock In'' in November.]  He also mentioned a [https://twitter.com/scalzi/status/532629049797918720| quota of 3,000 words in November] and commented that most tended to make the final cut.
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* John Scalzi [http://whatever.scalzi.com/2014/11/01/a-quick-note-on-nanowrimo/ wrote 90% of his latest bestseller ''Lock In'' in November.]  He also mentioned a [https://twitter.com/scalzi/status/532629049797918720 quota of 3,000 words in November] and commented that most tended to make the final cut.
* Chuck Wendig finished the second Atlanta Burns book [https://twitter.com/ChuckWendig/status/571395236305477632| in 27 days, clocking in at 72k] and also has mentioned that his daily quota is 2,000 words a weekday.
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* Chuck Wendig finished the second Atlanta Burns book [https://twitter.com/ChuckWendig/status/571395236305477632 in 27 days, clocking in at 72k] and also has mentioned that his daily quota is 2,000 words a weekday.
* Delilah S Dawson [https://twitter.com/DelilahSDawson/status/536871873301479424| wrote ''Wicked Ever After'' plus a short story for a total of 61k in November].
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* Delilah S Dawson [https://twitter.com/DelilahSDawson/status/536871873301479424 wrote ''Wicked Ever After'' plus a short story for a total of 61k in November].
* Marissa Meyer wrote [http://blog.nanowrimo.org/post/23295074539/i-sold-my-nanowrimo-novel-a-q-a-with-marissa| ''Cinder'' and ''Scarlet'', and started the third novel, ''Cress''] in November for a total of 150k.
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* Marissa Meyer wrote [http://blog.nanowrimo.org/post/23295074539/i-sold-my-nanowrimo-novel-a-q-a-with-marissa ''Cinder'' and ''Scarlet'', and started the third novel, ''Cress''] in November for a total of 150k.
* Catherynne Valenti wrote ''The Labyrinth'' [http://nanowrimo.org/pep-talks/catherynne-valente| in eleven days.]
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* Catherynne Valenti wrote ''The Labyrinth'' [http://nanowrimo.org/pep-talks/catherynne-valente in eleven days.]
* Rachel Aaron [http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-i-went-from-writing-2000-words-day.html| was already writing 2k a day, but went up to 10k with better planning.]
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* Rachel Aaron [http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-i-went-from-writing-2000-words-day.html was already writing 2k a day, but went up to 10k with better planning.]
* Lindsay Buroker [http://www.lindsayburoker.com/news/reader-questions-on-writing/| has a daily quota of 10k.]
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* Lindsay Buroker [http://www.lindsayburoker.com/news/reader-questions-on-writing/ has a daily quota of 10k.]
* Hugh Howey wrote [http://blog.nanowrimo.org/post/43008781435/hugh-howey-how-nanowrimo-trained-me-to-be-a| 80k of his ''Wool'' series during his first Nanowrimo.]
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* Hugh Howey wrote [http://blog.nanowrimo.org/post/43008781435/hugh-howey-how-nanowrimo-trained-me-to-be-a 80k of his ''Wool'' series during his first Nanowrimo.]
  
 
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Revision as of 17:31, 28 February 2015

For Nanowrimo, one has to write 1,667 words a day - a pace which many find unbelievable or undoable. However, many published authors have written a whole novel in a month or write above that quota every day: