For a while now, I’ve wondered just how much I write. Sometimes I estimate that I’m at this place or another, but I’m never quite sure because I don’t write it down and between my memory and my math skills, something’s bound to get fucked up. So I decided that for one week, 7 days, I would keep track of what I wrote and about how many words I wrote. I had a hunch that it would be somewhere between a shitload and a metric fuck ton. And I was right.
Here is the final list:
Thursday, April 17
Notes: I went to the tea shop.
4000 words – Ever After High: True Hearts Day
1200 words – Bratz: Bothered, Bewitched, Burdined
1200 words – Indoor Adventures of Happy Cat
1000 words – Don’t be different, Part 2
7400 words total
Friday, April 18
2200 (1400 starting/3600 finished) – Bratz: Bothered, Bewitched, Burdined
3900 (400 starting/4300 ending) – YOLO Girls: Mars and Venus
Saturday, April 19
700 – That which does not kill me
550 (4300 starting/4850 finished) – YOLO Girls: Mars and Venus
3300 (100 starting/3400 finished) – Bratz: Skeletons in the Closet
2000 – Monster High: New Ghoul @ School
Sunday, April 20
Notes: Easter Sunday
950 – It’s a baby!
800 – Josie Cunningham’s abortion
1300 (2000 starting/3300 finished) – Monster High: New Ghoul @ School
550 – You can pry the word “bitch” from my cold, dead hands
2500 – YOLO Girls: Pet props
6100 total words
Monday, April 21
Notes: I went to the tea shop.
300 – HoneLife: Symmetry
2450 (2500 starting/4950 finished) – YOLO Girls: Pet props
3350 – Bratz: Camping
2700 (400 starting/3100) ending – Adventures of Ingie: Chapter 1
500 – What do atheists want?
800 – Bianca Del Rio the evil nice girl
300 – Maple sausage breakfast pizza
Tuesday, April 22
Notes: I was at work from 7:30am to 5pm and then went to a movie that night.
1500 – Happy Cat: The Meeting
1650 – Adventures of Ingie: Chapter 1 (second edition)
Wednesday, April 23
Notes: I was at the tea shop.
500 – The problem with open mics
1700 (4000 starting/5700 ending) – Fragile
800 – Thoughts on concealed carry
5000 – YOLO Girls: Black Friday
800 – Growing Old
3550 – Bratz TV: Survivor
52,050 total for the week
So yeah. I write a lot. I wasn’t expecting my total to be this high, but yeah. I can see it.
There are some obvious patterns here. I write more when I go to the tea shop. Probably because of less distractions. Mostly, no Facebook. I also don’t have time to write when I work all day. This is all ground breaking stuff, I know.
But for someone as disorganized and easily bored as I am, I seem to be getting things done. Even though I skip around a lot. Even though I don’t work at consistent hours for consistent times in a consistent way. For all of my problems when it comes to writing, I can still get words down.
Now the big problem is editing. I just want to keep writing and editing seems to be taking away time that could be spent putting new words onto paper. I also sometimes just get tired of going over the same material again and again and again. I try to edit at least four times before something goes up on the site and by the second read, I’m over it. But writing is a harsh mistress. And I am her slave.
But not in a sexy way.
You’re a perv.
Side note: I wrote this blog the night of my last day, but I didn’t include the total with my grand total. So I wrote a bit more than my actual total. But it seemed very Inception to include what I wrote about writing when I wrote it.