Writer Speed Gears #writer #amwriting

 

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First Gear

  • Speed at which writer approaches writing desk – a saunter or a casual stroll with a whistle.
  • Word rate – a couple of words during session, one of which will be the word ‘the’.
  • Social media activity – high. All forms of social media will be maintained. High use of #amwriting.
  • Likelihood of a Writer’s Nap – very high. Yawning will start after first word has hit the page.
  • Distraction level – very high. Anything (fly on window, rain drops, crack in the wall, dog barking in the distance) has the potential to distract the writer.

Second Gear

  • Speed at which writer approaches writing desk – a slow but steady walk.
  • Word rate – a paragraph or two during the writing session.
  • Social media activity – high. All forms of social media will be maintained. High use of #amwriting.
  • Likelihood of a Writer’s Nap – high. Yawning will commence after the first paragraph.
  • Distraction level – high. Lots of staring into space.

Third Gear

  • Speed at which writer approaches writing desk – a brisk walk.
  • Word rate – a couple of pages during session.
  • Social media activity – medium. Some restraint shown. Twitter and Facebook will only be maintained.
  • Likelihood of a Writer’s Nap – medium. Dependent upon coffee levels.
  • Distraction level – medium. It could go either way.

Fourth Gear

  • Speed at which writer approaches writing desk – a brisk walk with eyes fixed onto laptop.
  • Word rate – an entire chapter during session.
  • Social media activity – Low. Restraint shown. Only Twitter maintained.
  • Likelihood of a Writer’s Nap – low.
  • Distraction level – low. The writer is only interested in writing stuff.

Fifth Gear

  • Speed at which writer approaches writing desk – a mad sprint from the other room.
  • Word rate – off the scale!
  • Social media activity – Nil. Far too busy writing.
  • Likelihood of Writer’s Nap – Nil. They are too alert.
  • Distraction level – low. The world could end and this writer would be blissfully unaware.

Reverse

  • Speed at which writer approaches writing desk – mad sprint.
  • Word rate – at the start of the session it is high but tails off fast.
  • Social media activity – Nil at the start of the session but increasing steadily. By the end of session all forms of social media will be maintained by the writer. All restraint chucked out of window.
  • Likelihood of Writer’s Nap – Nil at the start but there are signs that this could change. Yawning rate increases all the time.
  • Distraction level – low at the start but as the session progresses the writer will get more distracted. By the end of the session they will be staring at a crack on the wall.

Make sure you slip into the right gear writers!

 

 

 

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41 thoughts on “Writer Speed Gears #writer #amwriting

  1. Lol – excellent! For some reason, I can only jump to fifth gear from sleep (neutral). I’ll be in bed, then the words will start trickling in my mind. The trickle will steadily turn into a flood, at which point I have to rush to the desk. After a brief pause at the loo, of course (it’s all these running waters metaphors…)

  2. You know what they say… “It’s funny ‘cuz it’s true! Haha!” Yeah, well, this is funny. Because it’s true. *sigh* Writers need to get an automatic car. Break. Accelerator. Done.

      1. It’s not you, it’s me. It happens frequently on many blogs. Since I don’t need the frustration of trying to figure out why it happens, I haven’t bothered. “TechsRUs”, I am not.

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