I write a lot. And when I say that I write a lot, I mean that I write A LOT! I spend about half of my time at work each day writing on some project or another. I write a significant amount for the college classes I teach as an adjunct. I do contract writing. I have been working on a couple of books. And, I write about 5 – 10 blog posts each day for a variety of themed blogs. However, when it comes to writing a lot, I am not even living in the same as Isaac Asimov. Consider this excerpt from Casanova Was A Book Lover;
Isaac Asimov, another writeaholic, typed ninety words a minute, wrote twelve hours a day, rarely went on vacation, and said he never experience writer’s block. He wrote more than four hundred books and, counting his articles and stories, produced more than twenty million printed words. For him everything could be a story. He once wrote a novel about the annual meeting of the American Booksellers Association. Television interviewer Barbara Walters asked Asimov what he’d do if he had only six months to live. His answer, “I’d type faster.”
Now I don’t feel so bad about being up at 3:00 in the morning writing this blog post when I have to be back at work in about four hours.