Fiction writers worry about them, sometimes incessantly. I know I do. Last week, I obsessed over the few words I'd written since NaNoWriMo. None. Not one more word on any of my novel projects.
The question is why? When I got to thinking about it, I haven't had a lot of time to write because I've been... writing. But only non-fiction, and that doesn't count. Wait. What?
All our words count for something. I'll bet every one of you have written a lot more than you realize. Here's a list of writing projects I've touched in the past year, starting with the Blood-Red Pencil:
- Amazon reviews
- Facebook posts
- Twitter tweets
- Book blurbs
- Query letters
- Author notes
- Lesson plans
- Reader guides
- Thank you notes
- Letters to the editor
- Letters to Congress
- Other rants
What about you? What non-fiction have you written lately? This month, we'll tackle non-fiction writing on the blog, and touch on some of the topics listed above.
It's important to remember that all words count.
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