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July 2, 2012 Writingthoughts

And This Was The Day Job, June 2012

It’s invoice time, which means I have to go back through everything I’ve written for money in the last month, counting up what I did and where it is and then asking people for said money. But, in the process of coming up with that list this month, I thought I’d share with you what I got up to last month, in terms of output:

Newsarama:
64 blog posts
3 Top 10 features
Contributions to another 3 Top 10 features
1 news story that never saw print for some mysterious reason

Digital Trends:
44 news stories

SpinOff Online:
18 op-ed pieces

Comics Alliance:
42 news stories

Robot 6:
4 op-ed pieces

Time Entertainment:
4 longform essays

Maybe it’s just me, but that feels like a lot of stuff for a month. If nothing else, it’s having to write anywhere between, say, 200 and 2000 words on 183 different subjects. Yes, there’s a lot of overlap (and a little repetition) in those subjects, but still. I am a little bit in awe of myself, and also finally giving me a break for (a) constantly feeling overwhelmed and (b) slacking off on this here blog when I do.

(For those wondering about word counts, it’s at least 19,800 for Digital Trends, where stories have to be above 450 words, and I’d guess somewhere in the region of 6,000 words for the Time pieces, which tend to even out somewhere in the region of 1,500 words all told. You’ve got me for however many words I write on average for the other outlets, though.)

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