I was going through some posts, looking to see if I could find if I’d mentioned a specific book before*, when it struck me that I sure had a lot of posts. The actual thought that popped into my head was, quite honestly, “Holy fuck! I only started this blog in July; how the hell did I manage to post so much?!!?”
Most of my blogs start off with the best of intentions; I’m going to post every day! I’m going to keep track of things! But the reality was more along the lines of one or two posts in a month before I got distracted by all the shiny things on other websites. And then I’d forget about the blog, only to recall it every October, when I might make a single post about how happy I was to be doing nanowrimo, lol. And then I’d start a new blog, with new good intentions, which generally ended with me ignoring it after I’d found a theme I liked.
Of course, those blogs were more random musings, which was probably as boring for me to write as it would be for others to read. This is the first blog where I actually picked specific subjects to blather on about.
I’m too lazy to figure out how to actually count my posts’ words**, but with 185 posts in six months, guesstimating 200 words on average per post gives me 37,000. And I’m probably under estimating words; I’m a chattering fool.
Holy shit. 37,000 words. That’s close to 75% of nano novel. Add in my July nano of 25,000, my actual nano novel, plus all the scenes I’ve written since then, and I’m over 110,000 words for this year. Let me say it again. Holy shit.
I didn’t write anything before July, which was the kick in the pants that actually got me blogging again; I wanted to put down my thoughts about writing, whine about not writing, boast about actually getting words down on the page, moan about anxiety, and have a bit of fun. I wanted to find a way to get myself to write outside of November.
I have to say, it’s been working. Looking forward to keeping myself entertained and writing for 2016!
*I’m positive I mentioned Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier in a post, but can I find it? Nope.
**I will no doubt spend the rest of my life judging my writing by wordcount. Thank you, Nanowrimo!