Tuesday, December 08, 2020

A Million Words and Counting


This was the year the streak was supposed to end, but it didn't work out that way. And so, for the 16th year in a row, I've written at least a million words of fiction. I'm sure any number of writers have accomplished that much and more (Frederick Faust and H. Bedford-Jones come to mind), but I'm proud of hitting that mark, anyway. As always, thanks to the editors who have had faith in me, the other writers who have worked with me, and of course, Livia, Shayna, and Joanna, who make all of it possible.

16 is a nice round number, don't you think? 

13 comments:

Adventuresfantastic said...

Congratulations!

Sérgio Gonçalves said...

Congratulations on this milestone. I love your blog! I just started following it, but I've gotten hooked on your ability to succinctly summarize the key points of a book (and, OK I'll admit it: the awesome covers you feature are another draw). :)

Mel Odom said...

Congrats!

Unknown said...

Dude. Excellent

Scott D. Parker said...

Man! That's awesome. Here's a question: was it easy? Did you struggle to get to a million? I'm guessing not since this is 9 December, but just wondering.

James Reasoner said...

No, it was a struggle. I had some good little bursts in there, but mostly these days my production has slowed down to the point that I have to work longer hours and more days to get the same amount of pages. I don't take days off like I used to.

Peter Brandvold said...

Many congrats, James. You make me wonder how many I wrote. I haven't been keeping track, but I think it's probably around half of that.

Les Edgerton said...

A remarkable accomplishment, James! Congratulations, sir.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, James. Wow!

b.t.

Mike Bray said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, James!

Jim Meals

Spike said...

Amazing. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

All those words and a blog, too! I guess you've given up the square-dancing. You're bumping up alongside a great tradition, that's for sure. Congrats! And my that's a lot of counting of words ...

David Laurence Wilson