300 Days of Writing in 2013

After all of the presents were unwrapped, and the toys put together, and the Transformers transformed, I sat down to squeeze in a little Christmas Day writing. I managed about 400 words in the “early” session, making today the 157th consecutive day on which I’ve written.

But with that writing session this morning, I hit an even bigger milestone.

As of this morning, I have written fiction on 300 out of the last 302 days going back to February 27, when I started keeping track. This seems phenomenal to me. On my best years prior to this one, I came nowhere near 300 days of writing in an single calendar year. I may have grazed 50 days once or twice, but 300? I wouldn’t have thought it possible.

It comes out to 265,000 words, or an average of about 880 words/day.

Earlier this week, I jokingly said I was aiming for 2,632 consecutive days of writing, but what I really meant was 2,633. Why just go for the tie, why not break the record, right?

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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