One Hundred Days of Writing

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I wrote 569 more words on Glitch today – making this the 100th consecutive day of writing.

I started the streak on the 30th June and have written every day since then. Total word count is 73,655 or 737 words per day.

Here’s the graph of those words – for the most part, these metrics don’t include words written while I was revising a story.


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The very low word count on day 51 (August 19th), was a pure revision session focusing on cutting out words rather than writing new ones.

That writing took me 114 hours 27 minutes which is about 644 words per hour. You can see the breakdown by day in this graph which includes time spent revising.


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During that time I finished the first draft of The Ghost Smuggler (34,250 words) and started nine short stories and what will eventually be a full length novel – Glitch Mitchell and the Planet Within (working title). Six of the short stories are finished and one of them has been sold.

This isn’t my longest streak. That record was set in 2010 when I wrote for 197 days (I wasn’t paying attention when I stopped or no doubt I’d have done an extra three days). That was the time it took me to write the original version of The Ghost Smuggler.

My plan now? Continue writing. I’ve got another 50,000 or so words on Glitch to write for a start.

[One Hundred Days of Writing by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 7th October 2013]

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