Currently Listening To: Hunters Of The Sky, by Mastodon
So I normally can only write about 11k in one day. However, I wanted to see how much I could possibly write in one day, given all I had to do.
Let’s run through the timeline. To help me out. I was listening to various albums and at the end of each of them, I marked down the time and word count:
1:20PM – I got up. I meant to go bed pretty early, but the news of the Jerry Sandusky trial kept me up close to midnight. After warming up I begin writing.
2:28pm (2,271 words) – I’ve gone through Avenged Sevenfold’s Waken the Fallen and achieved a solid start to this challenge.
3:05AM (3,458 words) – As I’m listening to Van Halen’s 1984, I got hot and cruised by some scenes.
4:30AM (5,523 words) – After the conclusion of Dream Theater’s Octavarium, I realize my productivity is slowly falling. I decide to call it a night, since I’ve broken 50,000 words total and get some sleep.
9:45AM – After some sleep, I shower and eat a quick breakfast.
10:27AM (6,444 words) – After some of Rob Zombie’s Hellbilly Deluxe, I get into a nice rhythm with my writing.
11:13AM (8,128 words) – I carry the momentum and Blink 182’s Dude Ranch fuels my writing to new heights.
12:21PM (10,042 words) – I conclude the morning rush with Avenged Sevenfold’s Self Titled Album and decide it’s time to get some lunch and go outside.
1:45PM – I come back, full with a turkey burger and ready to continue.
2:56PM (11,616 words) – I’ve burned through the protein and Foo Fighters’ The Colour and The Shape. I’m feeling confident about hitting 15,000.
3:45PM (12,713 words) – I was losing focus here and there, but Rare Candy’s Bomber Blue/Gallant Green energizes me to write some kick-ass scenes.
5:03PM (14,042 words) – After some more furious typing and Dead Kennedys’ Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, I’m beginning to exhibit symptoms of burn-out. I decide to go do other things.
7:30PM – I head out to dinner and decide to watch some baseball while I’m at it.
9:45PM (15,765 words) – I begin the night shift with a run-through of Metroid Metal’s Varia Suite during which I hit my next milestone.
10:55PM (~18,500 words) – At this time my head was hurting and my fingers were aching. The conclusion of Coheed and Cambria’s Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Vol. 1: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness gives me some willpower to fight on. I was close to 20,000. I was so tired, I forgot to write down the exact word count.
11:45PM (20,067 words) – The charging power of Muse’s Black Holes and Revelations gives me the final push to hit the 20k. I laugh as I realize what I just accomplished.
Wil I do this again? Probably not. But it was a great way for me to really let loose and hit some milestones that I always fell short on.