Writing Sprints: My First Week’s Results

Always open to trying a new thing, I thought I’d give writing sprints a shot. Battling tiredness and day-to-day demands on my time, I was looking at ways to increase my productivity without making writing a soul-sucking experience.

Writing Sprints was the answer. Setting my ipad to let off an alarm after 30 minutes, I plugged in my earphones and cranked up the Spotify. The results? Well, you can see for yourself:

Starting Word Count: 22,000 words

SUNDAY 17TH MAY

Writing Sprint 1 – 30 minutes – 438 words – New Total 22,438 words

Writing Sprint 2 – 30 minutes – 639 words – New Total 23,077 words

Writing Sprint 3 – 30 minutes – 633 words – New Total 23,710 words

Writing Sprint 4 – 30 minutes – 690 words – New Total 24,400 words

Writing Sprint 5 – 30 minutes – 518 words – New Total 24,918 words

MONDAY 18TH MAY

Writing Sprint 1 – 30 minutes – 745 words – New Total 25,663 words

Writing Sprint 2 – 30 minutes – 867 words – New Total 26,530 words

Writing Sprint 3 – 30 minutes – 1,070 words – New Total 27,600 words

Writing sprint 4 – 30 minutes – 476 words – New Total 28,076 words

TUESDAY 19TH MAY

Writing sprint 1 – 30 minutes – 338 words – New Total 28,414 words

Writing sprint 2 – 30 minutes – 713 words – New Total 29,127 words

Writing sprint 3 – 30 minutes – 372 words – New Total 29,499 words

Writing sprint 4 – 30 minutes – 697 words – New Total 30,196 words

Writing sprint 5 – 30 minutes – 138 words – New Total 30,334 words

WEDNESDAY 20TH MAY

Writing sprint 1 – 30 minutes – 944 words – New Total 31,278 words

Writing sprint 2 – 30 minutes – 757 words – New Total 32,035 words

THURSDAY 21ST MAY

Writing sprint 1 – 30 minutes – 965 words – New Total 33,000 words

Writing sprint 2 – 30 minutes – 675 words – New Total 33,675 words

FRIDAY 22ND MAY

Writing sprint 1 – 30 minutes – 569 words – New Total 34,244 words

Writing sprint 2 – 30 minutes – 502 words – New Total 34,746 words

Writing sprint 3 – 30 minutes – 330 words – New Total 35,076 words

Writing sprint 4 – 30 minutes – 494 words – New Total 35,570 words

SATURDAY 23RD MAY

Writing sprint 1 – 30 minutes – 703 words – New Total 36,273 words

Writing sprint 2 – 30 minutes – 788 words – New Total 37,061 words

Writing sprint 3 – 30 minutes – 939 words – New Total 38,000 words

Writing sprint 4 – 30 minutes – 951 words – New Total 38,951 words

Writing Sprint 5 – 30 minutes – 905 words – New Total 39,856 words

Writing Sprint 6 – 30 minutes – 412 words – New Total 40,268 words

All told I managed to write 18k in a week. That’s a personal best for me. Previously my best was writing 20k in 10 days. I can only imagine that, given an extra 3 days, I would’ve beat even that. BUT I wanted to make it a week (7 day) thing, to see the results.

‘In Her Skin’, my work in progress, has gone from the beginnings of a novel to being on its way to getting finished. In a week.

So there you are. That’s results for you!

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2 thoughts on “Writing Sprints: My First Week’s Results

  1. Tony, I really enjoy the “Far From Home ” series but truthfully I really hate how short each book is. NOVA2 only took me 45 minutes to read. Maybe I going to have to wait until you have 3-4 of them auhh was before I get anymore. Keep writing…..

    • Hello Bev,

      Yes, well, let me explain. Far From Home started out as a serial of short episodes. 12 to start off with. From there they have varied in length, some of them short stories, some novellas, some novels. Where I could I’ve tried to price them as low as possible, and to be sure the omnibus editions (Complete First Series, Complete Second Series, etc) are value for money.
      Many readers like reading shorter work, what with being strapped for time. BUT I would urge my readers to wait for omnibus editions if that is not to their taste. Or contact me and I will happily send a free copy of any title via email.

      Trust me Bev, I plan on writing a whole lot more . . .

      Best wishes,

      Tony

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