How much would your life change if you could write 10,000 words every day? I know that may sound like a strange question, but hear me out. For a blogger, that could mean having months of blog posts scheduled in advance in just one week of work. For a self-published author, that could mean self-publishing three books every month. Self-publishing these extra books can lead to more revenue, and having all of those blog posts scheduled in advance creates more time to launch training courses and promote products.
For me, having the ability to write 10,000 words every day allows me to write books at a fast pace and have blog posts scheduled in advance. I utilized this ability to completely systematize the writing part of my business for a few months so I could focus on creating more Udemy courses, membership sites, and other big product ideas that I come up with (you’ll be seeing a bunch of them very soon).
One of the best tips I could give to write more words every day is to create outlines for the content you plan on writing. I write down all of the key points I want to discuss in a blog post before I actually go and write that blog post. When I am writing a book, I always plan out the book’s structure before I start writing it.
Writing 10,000 words every day also requires that you spend a good portion of your time writing. Many people give themselves big goals but do not give themselves a sufficient amount of time to accomplish those goals. Many people want to write 10,000 words every day, but most people only give themselves 1-2 hours to accomplish this goal.
Even if you give yourself two hours to write 10,000 words, that’s 5,000 words every hour. Do you have enough concentration and ideas laid out for you to write 83 words every minute (more than one word every second)? If you look away for a few seconds, it takes a few seconds for the computer to show what you typed, scratch at an itch, or you made a mistake and want to rephrase a sentence at any point in those two hours, then you are falling behind. That sounds really harsh, but that is the standard people create for themselves when they don’t give themselves enough time to write the content.
When I write 10,000 words every day, I typically give myself 5-6 hour to get the job done (since I don’t work for someone else, I can do that). That means I am writing at most 2,000 words every hour. This adds up to a more flexible 33 words per minute. At this writing rate, you can scratch an itch or rephrase a sentence in peace while ensuring that you reach your goal. If you want to accomplish a big goal, you have to put in a large amount of time and effort towards that goal.
Finally, you must write about something you enjoy. If your fingers are not flying across the keyboard, and you are not passionate about the topics you choose to write about, then writing will become more of a chore than a fun activity. The most successful writers see writing as a fun activity primarily because they have full control over what they write about. The same writers who write New York Times bestselling books would feel uncomfortable writing about topics that they knew nothing about or despised. Find your niche, and write about it. When you decide to expand your niche, only expand your writing to the topics you have a passion for.
Writing 10,000 words every day is a challenging task, but it is not impossible. You can write more words each day by applying the tactics in this blog posts. The most important tactic in this blog post is to write about the topics you are passionate about. Without the passion for the topic, none of the other tips can fall into place.
What were your thoughts on these writing tips? Do you have any other writing tips for us? Please share your thoughts and advice below.