Word Count

Last year I earned a reputation as a blog-pusher, which is a person who enthusiastically attempts to get others to blog. I fell in love with writing online, so naturally I spread the passion to friends. I spent a lot of time asking friends to start a blog and usually I was met with much resistance. Often I heard the excuse, “I don’t know what I would write about”.

After writing for eight months, I still don’t know what I’m writing about. Some weeks I write about artists, and other weeks I review things that I like. There are even days that I blog about about blogging (like today!). However, I can always push out 100 words a day for this project. Anyone can.

When this project was created, the minimum standard set for myself was 100 words a day. Like others, I thought that it would be too difficult to write. I feared that eventually the words would run out and there’d be nothing left. Today I installed a plugin to read how many words have been published since December 2013, when I began this blogging project.

I have published 111,117 words. According to Wiki, a common thriller has between 60,000 to 80,000 words, and a mystery could have 100,000 words. While writing a book requires much more organization, I feel like blogging has shown that I have the capability to write over 100,000 words.

This fear that you don’t have enough to write about is completely irrational. It may take time but you can fill a page. If you did a project like this and wrote the bare minimum, you would finish with 36,500 words. Even that is incredible and a low commitment! You just have to spend time building it and cultivating it.

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Going for the goals

It’s important for everyone to always be striving to achieve their goals. If you don’t have goals, then it’s important to make them. Everyone has aspirations and sometimes our aspirations can seem distant because we don’t make goals.

Lately I’ve been working on projects and getting things worked out with them. It’s immensely satisfying to even work at the goals. I can’t wait for some of the accomplishments to get out of them, but working on them is almost satisfying enough.

The Anatomy of a Dreamer is underway and I can’t wait to share with you some of our future plans. I won’t share all of the details but I’m excited nonetheless. Like I said, it’s important that you work towards your goals and try to achieve your dreams.

TGIF!

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