Ah, 2009…the year that I discovered my knack for writing. I had always loved to write before, but this was the year that it became less of a hobby and more of an obssession. This was the year that I wrote one complete novel, four partial novels, two songs, three poems, hundreds of journal entries, a ton of blog posts, letters, essays, countless short stories, and a zillion other things.
This was the year that the writer in me became her own person!
I counted my computer-written wordcount for the year of 2009, and the total came to (drumroll please) 110,294! Not 100% accurate, but I can be pretty sure the real total is within 1,000 of that number. And that number is equal to two novels’ worth of words!
And that’s just counting the things I wrote on the computer. If we count the handwritten things (which would be a waste of time so I’ll estimate the total) that adds at least another 10,000 words to the grand total!
As 2009 draws to a close, my writing will keep on improving in both quality and quantity. In 2010, my word count will be more than 200,000. That is one of my many new-year goals: reach 200,000 words. And I know I can do it!