Article Output Challenge: September 24, 2009

1176000_black_notebook_with_pencilI’m issuing a challenge. No, not to you. But if you want to play along, you’re more than welcome. This challenge is intended to get my butt in gear and I want you to watch. Okay, that sounded wrong. 

The objective of this challenge is to write as many articles as I can tomorrow between the hours of 9am PST to 4pm. PST, not including a break between 1 and 2 for lunch. So that’s, wait, let me do some math here–six hours of article writing time. 

I hardly ever write straight through like this. My work day usually looks something like this:

  • Outline an article
  • Start researching
  • Surf the web
  • Finish researching
  • Hit up Twitter/Facebook, Huffington Post, YouTube and generally waste time
  • Write article
  • Edit article
  • Repeat process

As you can imagine, this isn’t a very productive process for me. Let me put it to you straight: I need to up my output. That’s where you come in.

My dear readers, you will act as my shame police tomorrow. Post in the comment section how many articles you think I can write tomorrow (Thursday) between the hours of 9am and 4pm. I did a mini-version of this contest last week and I managed four 400-word articles in two hours. As a hint to you, that was somewhere between slow and average writing pace for me.

I’ll accept guesses on my article output all day tomorrow, as I won’t let slip how many I’ve actually written until after 4pm. 

So, what’s in it for you? This:

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I have a used copy of The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum sitting here that needs a home. I enjoyed it but I am completely (and I mean completely) out of shelving space. 

Go ahead, take a stab at how many articles I can write in six hours tomorrow. If you’re on the money (or the closest guess) I’ll be in touch for your shipping address. Yes, you’ll get a free book just for guessing how many articles I manage to write. It’s just that simple. 

What are you waiting for? Have at it, folks. I look forward to hearing your guesses and getting to work in the a.m.!

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Brenda Stokes Barron is a freelance writer and blogger for hire. When she's not hunched over her laptop, she's spending time with her husband, daughter, and two crazy cats. Keep up with her antics (which often include trips to Starbucks) on Google +.
4 comments
Jessica
Jessica

6? Yeah, that's my guess.

iambarron
iambarron

I say umm... 5Teen cuz I knowz better... Late!

Jeff C
Jeff C

I guess 11. Eleven! Brenda, you know what you have to do. Don't let me down.