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To complete [[NaNoWriMo]]'s [[50,000 words|50,000 word]] goal, 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:
 
To complete [[NaNoWriMo]]'s [[50,000 words|50,000 word]] goal, 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:
  
* In his memoir ''On Writing'', Stephen King says he writes 2,000 words every day, even on the weekends and holidays.
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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. He also wrote ''The Running Man'' under the pseudonym Richard Bachman [http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/31/opinion/stephen-king-can-a-novelist-be-too-productive.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0 in a week].
 
* 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.
 
* 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.

Revision as of 00:46, 29 August 2015

To complete NaNoWriMo's 50,000 word goal, 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: