Sarah Kay is a spoken word poet, and I think I may now be in love with her:
So, we have finally reached the end of the summer. Next week I’ll be back in the classroom, listening to some lecture on Physics 101 and writing Project Carson in a notebook when I’m supposed to be taking notes. Ah well. What’s a GPA, right?
This week I read the 300,000-word Year’s Best Science Fiction 28, edited by Gardner Dozois. It’s one of my favorite anthology series, although I’m still not sure how to pronounce Gardner’s last name. I find it interesting to see what themes pop up in each year’s stories. For example, this year’s were mostly near-future with a post-apocalypse-but-hopeful flavor.
I did a lot of editing this week, so I’ll count that for around 1,000 words (time-wise) plus another 685 of actual writing. So that’s around 337 words per day. Not a lot, but I had lots of pre-school stuff to take care of, and editing has never been my strong suit.
17,284 words written/40 days = 432 words per day. Not bad, not great. Not quite my goal but I also did around 6,000 words of fanfic, so I guess it kind of works out…
I also read something like 30-40 books.