Thursday, October 27, 2016
I keep a spreadsheet of completed projects, in part to help me plan how much time to budget for a writing project, so this is a question to which I know the answer. Between thirty and forty thousand published words a year, I told him. The equivalent of a 120 page book each year for almost the past decade.
I don't think he expected an actual number in response and I must admit that when I think about it in that way (which I generally don't), it's a lot of writing. On the other hand, at roughly 650 words a week, it seems like not very much. Which I suppose is a testament to my mother's advice about large projects: "How do you eat an elephant?" she would ask. "One bite at a time," we'd moan in response.