how it begins

iceland5I am writing one million words in 2013.

One million words is a considerable amount of writing, of course. But it is not outside the realm of reason. It comes down to writing about 2,740 words per day, which I can typically do in about an hour or two.

THE REASONS FOR DOING IT ARE SIMPLE:
1. I enjoy writing, so it seemed sort of fun to put some quantifiable measurements around doing it every day.
2. I once read that an artist throws away the first thousand-some-odd hours of his or her work, and that if one wants to create, one should plan on moving through the first iterations with persistence, humility and optimism.

So, here I am; moving through one million words, both because I look forward to writing daily and because I look forward to writing better.

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