5 Steps That Help Me Write Some 7,000 Words Per Week

7000 Words In One WeekAre you shaking your head as you’re reading this title? Do you feel that’s one of those bomb titles that are just written to impress?

Well, part of my work IS, indeed, to find impressive titles, because they work great, but I am not someone who would just deliver on the title, I also deliver on the promises of the title, or at least I certainly try my best.

One of the most frequent questions I get is how do you manage to write on 3 blogs?  Frankly, if all I had to do is write my 3 blog posts a week it would be EASY for me.

What makes it much harder is that I still have a full time job until I have enough clients to fill the gap, plus my 3 blogs, plus some client orders, plus some articles that I write on the side to promote my blogs. Plus everything else.

All in all it averages 7,000 words a week.  Yes, that’s right!

Now what’s 7,000 words you might ask? How do you picture that?

Well, the best way to picture it’s 7 articles of 1000 word each.  If you want to have a visual idea this post has 1446 words (including the title).

So, how do I manage to write this about 7 times in a week? Let me try to show you the 5 steps that help me write some 7,000 words per week, so you too could try to do the same. Of course, these could also help you if you need to write much less writing than that.


You might not be aware of this, but whether or not you will be able to DO something has a lot to do with your mindset.  There is no way on earth I would be able to write to the frequency that I’m writing if I had any doubt that I could do it.Mindset for Writing

When it’s time to post, when it’s time to start an article for a client, or when it’s time to simply write an article for a directory, I do not doubt for a second. I know I’ll have it done.

Does that meant that I don’t ever have doubt that I can have the job done? No, believe me I do at times, but it doesn’t stop me to do it anyway. Doubts will always try to creep in, but they don’t have to stop you. The only thing that will make you give into your doubts is if your mindset is not right to start with.

So this is the first rule which allows me to write 7,000 words a week – my mindset. I don’t ask if.  I know I will.  I don’t leave any room for doubts.

If you want to learn more about mindset tips you can visit my personal development blog. There’s tons of those there.


There are so many ways you could plan your writing that I couldn’t even fit them all in one post, yet a lot of people have trouble with planning.

Planning your Writing

Planning doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to know EXACTLY what you want to write, or that you even have to write it down.

Planning can simply be knowing that you WILL have write between so and so time and not letting anything get in your way.  It could also just be having an idea that you need to write about, or knowing that you have to go read articles on a particular subject to get going.

I plan my writing in many different ways. But of course, time is an important factor in my planning. I post on this blog every Monday, so I know that by Sunday evening this baby needs to be ready to go. So my dead line to start writing is Sunday morning, if I haven’t managed to do it before.  I know that if by Sunday afternoon I am not done with my Monday post, I’m in trouble. So I plan accordingly, to make sure that my post is ready, no matter what, by Sunday evening.

When you have to write a lot, thinking in advance about what you are going to write and giving yourself a deadline is very important to make sure things get done.

When I receive an order, before I give my client a delivery date, I analyze everything I have to write for that week, and then give them a delivery date, or at least, a good approximate one.

Whenever I can, I also write all my titles down on a notebook (they don’t have to be definite). Under each title I put bullet point with subtitles or topics I want to develop in my article.

 Always Be on a Writing Mode

Writing modeI don’t know if you’re aware of this, but actors are always on acting mode; meaning that they’re always observing people and situations that they can use, such as; expressions, reactions, tics, and so forth. This gets so entrenched in actors that they can’t even get rid of it even when they stop acting.

There is also something such as a writing mode, where you start thinking “writing” all the time.  Everything you hear, see and smell is an excuse to write about. The best and most original writers are just like that. Ask them if you don’t believe me.

Observe your cat, dog, parrot and write about them. Observe your cranky neighbor and write about them. Observe your boss, and write about them. Observe anybody and anything and write about it. Put that writing mode in motion and get going!

Maybe at first it will take a bit of some getting used to, but the more you write the more you will realized that you are on writing mode.  I’m on writing mode all the time!

Practice, Practice, and Practice some More

Practice writing

I know, I know you’re tired of hearing that one, but it’s because there is NO substitute to practice. Practicing writing will make you better, faster, and better and faster. No, it’s not a typo.

Practice writing like there’s no tomorrow.  Practicing writing has done two fantastic things for me; it made me write better and faster.

What makes a runner better and faster at his craft? Practice. There is no other way for a runner to be the fastest and win races than practice. Runners practice every single day. And that goes for anyone else reaching to perform at a high level.

Don’t expect to ever improve if all you do is asking me how I do it? Follow my tips here and START doing it. The more your practice writing the easier it will become to you.

Back in the days it took me 2-5 days to write, edit and have my articles approved on EzineArticles. These past weeks when I decided to start submitting articles there again, I had my article written, proof-read and approved under an hour – each time I posted.  What did the trick? Practice. That’s all! I have way more practice than when I started submitted articles there 7 years ago.

Develop a Love for Writing

Now this one might be tough for some, but there is no doubt that if you don’t have or can’t develop a love for writing it’s going to make it much harder for you.Love of Writing

I have an asset, I love writing. I’ve always been in love with words, as much as I’ve always had an aversion for numbers.

It’s that same love for words that made study Drama, and learn languages with ease. I love words in any language, because they sounds like music to me.

But that’s just me, you don’t have to love words that much to become a good writer. You can learn to love it, or at least, learn to love it more than you do now. You can try to develop such asset.

A good way to start developing love for writing is reading.  Try to read as much as you can. It doesn’t really matter what you read, as long as it’s good writing and pleasant to read.

Try to examine how much fun the writer had to write this.  Try to find out if there are some interviews of them speaking about their writing.  In other words, try to associate with writers as much as you can through their writing and experiences.

There you have it. All the ingredients that I put in my writing recipe.

  • Mindset
  • Planning
  • Writing mode
  • Practice
  • Love for writing

Do you think you could develop those further to help YOUR writing going?

Please, leave your thoughts and comments down below.


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49 thoughts on “5 Steps That Help Me Write Some 7,000 Words Per Week”

  1. Hi Sylviane,
    Wow! I can only imagine how much passion you have for writing. This is an awesome article and the way you blended these 5 most important success principles into this topic, is just fabulous!
    Another important ingredient I would like to add if I can, will be the attitude of persistence because temptations, distractions will come in your way. You’ve got to be persistent in your efforts. I think that is a very important aspect which most people seem to ignore and fade away eventually. What do you think?
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    1. Hi Kumar,

      Yes, indeed, persistence is certainly a good point to add. Without persistence I wouldn’t be able to do this week in and week out. Thanks for adding this very important one, kumar.

      Thank your for coming and for adding your thoughts here 🙂

  2. Once again…Thank You Sylviane!

    I do get stuck a lot when writing. After reading this, I know I have to improve my mindset.

    I get so many ideas and have a notepad to jot them down on so I can write about something. I do love to write, always did since I was a kid, but when it comes to my blog, I think I have too many ideas.

    This brings me to “planning” – Good tip here I have to do! I noticed the picture you used of the appointment book. I have one that I use for making appointments to talk to clients. Now, after reading this, I have to find a way to incorporate my writing “plan” in the same book so I don’t get all confused. Does that make sense?

    I take you blog very seriously because you, as a professional writer, guide me. Hey, that’s why I come here…to learn!

    Thanks so much. I have to work on that mindset of mine!

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    1. Hi Donna,

      And I surely appreciate your comment here 🙂 and feel over joyed that people actually learn from me. But that’s what blogging is all about. We all learn from each other, I think.

      Yes, the picture of the planning section reminds the reader of making appointments with their writing. For me some days and times is “writing time” no matter what. I know I’ve got to, because if I don’t it means no article or no post. Not a good thing 🙂

      Maybe you just need to slow down on the ideas and organize them post by post, Donna.

      If you have any questions, just ask me 🙂 Thanks for coming.

  3. Sylviane, thank you very much for these tips! I have recently started blogging but sometimes, I have no idea what to write about! Your post gave me some great ideas and not to mention, it helped me to be more organized when writing posts! Thanks again for the valuable tips!

  4. 7000 words? Plus full time job?

    And, I thought I was busy.

    You seem to have summarized everything, Sylviane 🙂 I especially liked the parts about mindset and practice. Those two are real important.

    Always be in writing mode? I love that (I remember being in drawing mode. Recently, I began to put some time into drawing, and ever since that I have been able to visualize the things around me – imagining to draw my surroundings with pencil).

    I have wanted to be in writing mode, but heck no. I just have one excuse – time (I suppose I do have time. Like the 3-4 hours I use for entertainment, particularly reading comics and watching cartoons? :D).

    I do love thinking though. That’s my equivalent of writing. I just think, think and think. Besides, I think I don’t need to write 7000 words a week. I love writing, but I have a stronger passion for learning and experimenting.

    Anyways, thank you for sharing these amazing tips, Sylviane 🙂 Appreciate it!

    1. Hi Jeevan,

      You are funny! If you have time for cartoons, I sure you can squeeze some writing into there. There’s no doubt about that.

      Drawing is a great occupation, though, but it seem that you’ve got some time on your hands, so, that’s right no excuse for you 🙂

      Thank you for coming, Jeevan.

      1. 😀

        Yes, indeed.

        Of course 😉 I am spending most of my free time on reading comics (I have read comics in the past – just one or two issues. Right now, I am going back and reading the major issues. I am a fan of Superhero fiction, and I watch Superhero movies. Then, why not read comics? :D).

        I also do spend time on learning languages and other things. I have to stay on top – can’t slack off, especially since I am not taking any classes this semester 😀

  5. Really good tips – I’m like you – I have a blog post just about every day plus a missive every day to my email list, plus articles that I write for extra cash – it really adds up! There are many times I’ve had a 5000 word day! If I’m on a roll with a good subject, I can get a 500 word article done in half an hour.

    But you’re right – mindset is the most important thing – if you think that you can, you can!

  6. That’s some really great advice Sylviane. My biggest struggle is writing mode. I have all the other “ingredients”, but usually, I’m doing a lot of different things and I’m multi-tasking. So, when it’s time to write, it takes time to get into the writing mode. I want to start the very second I hit the keyboard, but I keep thinking about some other tasks and that\’s something I need to keep working on.

    1. Hi Jen and nice seeing you here.

      I guess it’s a habit that you got to get. Being on writing more is really a habit, and like any habit it can be worked at. At first it will be an effort but the more your repeat something the more natural it becomes over time.

      Put some reminding notes around you to be thinking “writing.”

      Hope this help a little bit.

      Thank you for coming 🙂

    1. Hi Emebu,

      Yes, practice is everything, because what you don’t practice tends to face or melt away. They is no substituted for practice.

      You’re welcome and thanks for coming here 🙂

  7. Hi Sylviane,

    Thanks for sending me the link to this post. I find that I have many ideas for posts, and many of them end up on my blog.

    My problem I guess is planning and discipline. I would say that about half the time the post isn’t written when I thought it should have been.

    I don’t know if this is actual disappointment or a result of being too ambitious. I do know that when new listings come into the site, or when i am chasing down a potential sale with the client and buyer; that i often get behind on my writing. And a week or so ago I left to take part in a festival with my family.

    There was rain, so I got my blog post done that week; but I have had difficulty getting back on schedule since coming home. And I find my problem isn’t number of words. I am often criticized for writing long article or at least encouraged to make them shorter and use shorter sentences.

    I also find that i get better responses when i break my thoughts up with photos or links. What has been your experience with this? I do like ezign articles for the fact that they won’t approve anything shorter than about 700 words. Thanks for the helpful post. Take care, Max
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  8. Hi Maxwell,

    Just before I forget, EzineArticles accept articles of 400 words only, but I guess it’s when you become a platinum writer. If you are at the basic level it might be 700 words now, back it the days it wasn’t. In other words, the more they trust you, the shorter articles they let you write.

    As I read your comment, I think that the reason you can’t post on time is because your blog post has not become a priority in your mind. If you don’t make it a priority, this will happen time and time again, because life keeps us busy and distracted.

    If my blog posts were not a priority they wouldn’t make it on time almost ever.

    I think that it’s not so much the length of the post that matters as much as how it’s written. If people complain about the length it could be because of the way it’s written. The basic recipe is – short phrases, short paragraphs, use of examples and metaphors as much as possible, and images if it helps as well.

    By the way, I have a free writing tutorial coming up soon that might help you too.

    Thanks for coming 🙂

  9. Hi Sylviane

    Excellent and just what I needed.

    It does not surprise me that you write 7000 words in a week. How impressive is that.
    One point that you made that is excellent is about setting your mind to succeed and then planning your success.

    I have a long way in my writing, but it’s a great goal to meet.
    My mode is learning to love writing what I know about…simply to release my thoughts to the universe.

    Thank you again
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    1. Hi Gladys,

      You write very well, so I have no doubt that you’ll be able to improve and achieve the goals that you want to achieve with your writing.

      For all of us it takes time and practice, but we can do it 🙂

      Thank you for coming, Gladys.

  10. Hi Sylviane

    Wow that is a lot of words in a week. It is great you can do it. I just do not like writing so much. I never see myself as a writer but I seem to be doing more and more of it. I currently run two blogs the one you know and my Empower one. I write several times a week on the EN blog and only once on my suejprice one. Most of my posts are not 1000 words.

    I actually like being in front of a video more and then wrapping some words around it.

    I really admire you for being so planned and achieving so much writing. Yes it is mindset but you also have a love for writing. Mine is not really a love.

    Thanks for sharing your schedule with us.

    See you later in the week.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      It seems that you write a lot for someone who doesn’t like it. So kudos to you 🙂

      Of course, love of writing helps, that’s why I added it here on this post. I can’t see someone not liking to write at all writing that much.

      I can tell you’re having fun with your videos. Doing what we like always shows 🙂

      Thank you for coming, Sue.

  11. i really thank you for such a nice blog . i agree with post and specially in case for planning we should do planning so to have a better result earlier . you are good going keep it up

  12. Hi Sylviane,
    Thanks for a very thoughtful post, indeed! As a writer, I also appreciate the points you have articulated. There are a number of great takeaways here:
    1. Believe in yourself. I think we all have more potential than we give ourselves credit for.
    2. Scheduling your writing time should be seen as scheduling your success.
    3. Being a great listener and observer are key tools available to us at all times.

    Kind Regards,
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    1. Hi Bill,

      I appreciate your writer feedback.

      Writing, like for everything else, requires some believing in ourselves, indeed. If we doubt our writing will be affected. No doubt about that!

      Thank you for your input.

  13. Wow Sylviane, very impressive post I must say! 7,000 words scare but but if you put it into smaller parts and pieces it can be managable. (Not for me each week but some, yes) Practice is important as well as planning and I would add passion is really important – you touched on that about loving it. Obersvations are wonderful – they can get you fired up to write on a particular topic that you would not have thought about. I\\\’d love to know how long it took you to write this post Sylviane.
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    1. HI Lisa,

      Well, to write this post didn’t take me long at all. That’s what save my butt every time 🙂 It took me about 30 minutes to write the first draft on Sunday morning.

      On Sunday afternoon I read it again and edited what was needed. That took me maybe 45 minutes. Than, I spend maybe 15 minutes picking my pictures and compressing them.

      Monday morning just before publishing I did a last review and made sure everything looked OK. That took me another 20-25 minutes, I’d say.

      So, even when you add it all up, it’s not that bad for an almost 15000 word post.

      Thanks for this question, Lisa 🙂

  14. 7000 words! (whoo that’s a lot)… but hey you made it possible Sylviane. I can tell that you really love writing. I know you can’t wait to come home after work to put your thoughts and ideas on paper, or in this case on your blog.

    These are some great tips to follow. I especially like always being in writing mode. I can definitely relate to this. Everyday I can see something that I can write about whether it be reading other blogs or listening to one of my coworkers opinions about a certain subject. There’s always material. You just have to keep your eyes and ears open to it.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Hi Sherman,

      Being on writing mode is what makes writing come easy, and I’m glad you do practice that.

      I’m very happy if my love for writing is showing. Thank you for mentioning that 🙂

      Thank you for coming and have a great day!

  15. Hey Sylviane,

    For me, the most important are only two things; planning and the motivation.

    1. Planning is great to give me an idea. Here I uses Evernote to keep track of all my topics. Whenever i find a good topic, simply jot it down for later reference.
    2. Motivation or like what you say, writing mode. On those days, I could easily finish one article in an hour complete with everything (images, links etc). That is like I am on steroids!

    Yup, that’s me. But due to hectic life, I usually publish one to three posts max per week. Grr~Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Hi Reginald,

      I totally know what you mean by “being on steroids” and wrap up a blog post super fast. It’s what I do on a regular basis. It seems that the busier you are the more you brain become efficient at getting things done fast.

      You are right, planning and being motivated are two very, very important things that we need to have.

      Sorry for the late reply, by the way, and thank you for coming.

  16. Hi Sylviane,

    A lovely post about developing a successful strategy behind writing 7000 words a week. The right frame of mind and a passion for writing is the key focus point that can help us achieve this task. When you are in the right mindset, the words keep coming all their own without much of our effort, although, reading is also an important habit to enhance our writing skills.

    Thanks for sharing your deep insights for helping us to write more by practicing it more.
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    1. Hi Ashutosh,

      Yes, indeed, I wouldn’t be able to write without the right mindset. For me it’s a must.

      I couldn’t write if I wasn’t reading regularly either. reading is a must. I have not mentioned it here because I’ve mentioned this many times before, but thank you for adding it here.

      Sorry for this late reply. I do appreciate your visit 🙂

  17. Well I am totally agree with you that To continue writing and to be a good writer, Planning and Practice is most important. Actually planning and Practice is important to make any work successful. I want to share my personal experience, As you are telling that practice is most important for writing blog post, Yes I agree with you. If I write a blog post daily then It helps me to improve my writing skills but whenever I stops writing for 4-5 days or 1-2 weeks then after that interval of time , I don’t understand how to start writing a good post. This is true that we need planning and practice is very important because Practice makes perfect. Right???
    Thanks for your valuable sharing. 😉
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    1. Hi Chetan,

      I’m so glad you’ve mentioned your own experience here which shows how constant practice is very important, especially for someone new. I agree.

      Thank you for telling us this.

      Thank you for coming and sorry for the late reply of your comment. Just been a crazy week for me.

  18. Absolutely Sylviane I was shaking my head as I was reading the title. I know that seems like a lot but you do writing for a living where the majority of us don’t. Now I also know you have three blogs and although I only have the one that I write for I do post twice a week and I’m always going over 1,000 words per post.

    So do some of my comments count too? They may not be as long as Harleena’s but some of them are. I bet if I were to copy them all for an entire week and paste them in a document on top of my posts I’d probably have close to or over 7,000 words per week. lol… I might have to test this just to see.

    Your tips are great and although I don’t use them all myself I do have my own. I’m definitely dedicated to writing my posts each week and never having missed one yet I’d say I’m doing pretty good. Even through death I’ve still posted and even that day I had no internet connection I still found a way. My goodness, that’s dedication.

    So your tips for writing and staying on schedule are really great because I know a lot of people have issues in this area. I’m often times surprised by this because we all know that in order to blog you have to write about a subject that you really love and never get tired of. I guess for any subject though we all have our moments but for the most part I never run out of ideas. I can’t imagine not enjoying actually writing the posts.

    These really are great and I’m of course going to share this post with all my friends because I know they’ll appreciate learning this from you.
    Great share Sylviane and thank you for letting us know how you stay on track with this.


    1. Hi Adrienne,

      Well, I’m sure glad we finally managed to get this comment of yours over here 🙂 It’s been another week of blog technical issues.

      In your case, Adrienne, I am sure that with your comments your amount of words comes to that much or maybe more.

      As you said, I don’t even know why people think that 3 blogs is that much when a lot of people who have one blog do post more than once a week on theirs.

      My number, however, is without comments. If I add my comments then that’s more 🙂 words still.

      Thank you for your valuable comment Adrienne, I wouldn’t want to miss it 🙂

  19. Hi Sylviane,
    This is important tips for bloggers who provide posts as their main contents. Well, I am so thankful for your sharing this. To me, keep the writing mood on is the hardest part, sometimes I just don’t want to read, don’t really know why ….

    Thanks once again

    1. Hi Okto,

      Don’t worry we all have those moments where we don’t want to do anything. For me it usually hits me towards the end of the week. I don’t want to read another post by Friday evening, but I catch up the next morning when my mind and body are rested.

      I’m glad you found this post, and see you around 🙂

  20. Hi Slyviane,

    It seems like the Universe is leading to your site! I have recently started my book project. The planning and writing mode are the two key subjects that we were working on at the workshop. We have learn to schedule the writing, chapter by chapter. We Have also learned that some people work better when doing ‘writing retreats’.

    Most people can express reasonably well in writing. Having a professional copywriter to refine the writing is what is recommended.

    Having said that, it is always wiser to refine our own writing skills. You are spot on! Writing skill is an asset. Blog articles or Ezine articles stay on the internet forever. They are lasting assets!

    Thanks, Sylviane!

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    1. Hi Viola,

      I’m so glad You’ve been attracted to this blog. Yes the Universe works well that way.

      I’m so glad to know that some writing workshop are teaching what I mentioned here. That’s great to hear!

      Thank you for coming and have a great week ahead!

  21. HI Sylvia,

    First time reader..first of all this is a great post, that really hits the point. Every blogger should use your tip for “always being in a writing mode”. I believe that working with other bloggers on rough drafts can also be a big help-discussing the topic and how it can be developed-“be around others that write”!
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    1. Hello Amiti,

      I know my name is close to Sylvia, but it’s Sylviane 🙂

      Welcome here and I’m glad you enjoyed this post. I will be sure to drop by your place as well and hopefully we can get to know each other better.

      Have a great week ahead!

  22. HI Sylvia,
    you ever saw the movie “Alex & Emma” with Kate Hudson,
    very interesting movie, a writer must write a novel story in 30 days, first couple of weeks and he’s still in the first paragraph, his mind is stuck, can’t figure out what to write. lol,
    then they show us how a writer can go out in the real world to live an ordinary day, and how he takes out little creative details from real life to write about,
    it is pretty creative actually.
    but the thing is , it’s true, his technique works and it’s creative, and everybody can relate to it,
    Many thanks and Best wishes!
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  23. Sylviane,Some really good tips here for building that writing habit.Sort of like your \”practice, practice, practice\” I think one of the keys is just doing it -whether you want to or not.Raymond Chandler, who was a fairly prolific author, says he was always amazed at how much other people could produce, so he set himself a rule. He would lock himself in a room with his typewriter for 4 hours a day. He didn\’t have to write, but he could not do ANYTHING else.It is important to sit down and do it, every day, regardless of whether you \”feel like it\”. This should mean no distractions: Facebook, TV and the like. It is easy to write when inspired, but better to do it as routine.

    1. Hi Scott,

      Great point that you’re making. Practice is everything. Basket ball star player, Michael Jordan, once said that all that people could see in him was his “supposed talent, “ but what they forgot to realize is that while other players had long gone home he was still practicing until he couldn’t feel his feet anymore. There’s no mystery, most people who get results practice their butt off!

      So glad to see you here and sorry for the late reply.

  24. wow you for sure able to write more word in 1 entry post. it good to do because google will like this blog and assume you make a good quality content

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