EzineArticles expert Steven Barnes said, “It is said that a novice writer must produce a million words of garbage before finding her true voice. How in the world will you ever create such volume if you constantly judge every word? If only you could learn to turn that voice off, you might not only accelerate your growth as a writer, but learn a critical lesson about the structure of the human psyche.”
If that’s true, at an average of 400 words per article, a novice author could expect to cut his or her teeth (expression that means to get started and learn the ropes) with their first 2,500 articles. If a person was writing 200 word articles (Our bottom acceptance floor for word count), they’d hit a million words somewhere around 5,000 articles… but at 700 words, they’d reach 1 million words around 1,400 articles.
Personally, I’m at about 4-5 million words published and while I’m a bit embarrassed over those first few hundred articles more than a decade ago, they were an important stepping stone that every writer must pass through on their creative writing way to genius. You can do it too and everyone here at EzineArticles.com looks forward to being part of your article writing history!