You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
― Ray Bradbury

Like any manufacturing plant, here at the Story Factory, we value quantity over quality.

More words, more hours, more stories. The goal is 52 stories at the end of the year. Wednesdays, we will report production and celebrate the little victories.

Wednesday 7/28/2021 Production Report:

Words through 7/28/21 – 216,775

Hours through 7/28/21 – 940

Walking Time through 7/21 – 555 minutes (starting 7/15)

Stories 20 out of 52 (this may not change anymore)

Just for fun, that is 230 words per hour. That is down two words an hour since last week. I did spend more time reading.

After reading N.A. Turner’s article about Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, I thought about how I used to run marathons several times a year and was quite prolific writing while running 6-8 miles a day (about 60-90 minutes.)

I am not in marathon shape at the moment, but I have decided to re-read the book this week AND start tracking the time for my daily walks. Maybe there is a correlation between 60-90 minutes of moving and writing quantities.


Not the best week, not the worst. I spent a bunch of time working on a website redesign and the corresponding editing. I am using Mary Adkins’ four notebooks method as I work on my novel, and it is a good system for me. I am looking forward to how it proceeds.