My Journey to Become a Writer 03/05/2024 Post #65

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Today was another slowed down day.

What Did I Accomplish Today to Be a Writer?

I did Day 65 of the 100 Words a Day Writing Challenge 2024 through LA Writer’s Lab and watched a recording of a class I missed last week.

I also worked on whittling a piece from my book “About Trees” down into a section that could be read for a couple of my writing groups in less than seven minutes. I am trying not to sound like that guy who used to be the spokesman for FedEx and Micro Machines:

This is probably how people think I sound when I share my manuscript.
I think the world of my story would be a little more understandable if I’d slow down, and I don’t think my book is going to fit in anybody’s pockets.

John Moschitta, Jr., the world’s fastest talking man, says he had five sisters, so being able to speak five hundred words a minute was how he got a word in edge-wise.

According to the Words-To-Time Website standard, that’s pretty fast.

Common conversions according to the Words To Time Website (average speed):

How long does it take to read 500 words?3.8 minutes
How long does it take to read 750 words?5.8 minutes
How long does it take to read 1000 words?7.7 minutes
How long does it take to read 1200 words?9.2 minutes
How long does it take to read 1500 words?11.5 minutes
How long does it take to read 1800 words?13.8 minutes
How long does it take to read 2000 words?15.4 minutes
How long does it take to read 3000 words?23.1 minutes

I still tend to read faster than their fast speed.

I’m trying to slow down my reading and slow down my life. Today I worked on both.

Thanks for reading what I’m writing,

Jody Susan

Ironically, for me, part of slowing down, is learning to write fast:

I still cringe when people suggest I use Chat GPT


I'm not sure what to say here: I once got second place in a dog-look-alike-contest? I know how to fold a fitted sheet? I'm pretty much a poster child for social backwardness - at least as far as social media is concerned; but I have some stories I think I'm supposed to share and am attempting to do that here, in this space.

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