I write six days a week an average of 1200 words a day.
This writing includes four blog posts between my two sites, as well as course materials I’m constantly writing.
That adds up to about 374,400 words a year.
According to Amazon’s great Text Stats feature, the median length for all books is about 64,000 words. So I’ve almost written the equivalent of six books in the past year. And I’m not counting the book I actually did write and publish.
That’s a lot of writing. It’s more writing than I ever did in college as an English major. In fact, I’ve written more in the last few years as a blogger than I’ve written in all of the years of my life before that.
I didn’t start out as a confident writer or even a very good writer. But I’ve grown into both. As an English major, I did have a good foundation for writing, but once I graduated from college, most of my writing was for business. I was a publicist and wrote lots of press releases, proposals, and speeches. But I didn’t do any creative writing. I never thought of myself as a “real writer.” (more…)