Since I started blogging, this past year has had the fewest posts (just 173). I moved from trying to post a minimum of 5/7 days to targeting just every other day. Sometimes I even missed that mark. The posts I have done tend to be longer so I may still be up on total word count.
I keep writing not because it's fun (although it usually is) but because I need the outlet, and I need the practice. When my posting frequency began drying up in the fall, walking away would have been easy for me, but it felt wrong. Continuing to post became a personal exercise in discipline. I'm glad I stuck it out.
The idea of writing a book has always both intrigued and scared me. It still does, but for slightly different reasons now. I don't know how long my average post is, but using 500 words as a conservative estimate, then I've written more than 700,000 words.
If the average novel contains 75,000 to 125,000 words, then the idea of filling the pages is suddenly a lot less daunting.
Of course, there are still a few things that keep me trying to write a book. I would need "characters" that have a "story" that unfolds through a "plot" that's part of a "genre" and then I would actually have to write it. Before I get that far I would need to choose between fiction and non-fiction yet. So I've got a ways to go before I start worrying about how to get from the airport to the bookstore in time for my signing.
My blog plans for the coming year are pretty simple:
- Regularly post every other day with stories I want to tell
- Finish my Tokyo Travels series before 2011-05-15
- Evaluate a shift away from Blogger
- Consider reducing my typos (I dowt that will happen)
Thank you all for reading over the years. I hope to keep you coming back for years to come.
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