Sunday, June 15, 2014

My Last Rest

Seems when I say that I've written such and such number of words, or that my book is 60,000 or 70,000 words in length so far, people don't know what I'm talking about.  So, to put things into perspective, on Friday I reached 84,800 words (yesterday I took the day off and went to the beach).

Here's a comparison for the reader's benefit:

This is from a site that has compiled a long list.  Overall, this makes me feel accomplished.  But I have more to do.

In the meantime, in the interest of showing people my fat ass, including a moment where I'm shifting it up so I can be more comfortable, here's a video of me getting some exercise yesterday.  This is my first time in a kayak, ever.

Spread that around the internet.  Only remember how despicable we are for pointing out the truth about how much weight people carry, and how unhealthy it is.


JB said...

Being from the Pac Northwest, I'm a big kayak lover. Great form of exercise, and a peaceful way to spend an afternoon. I envy you (no kayaks down here in landlocked Paraguay).

84K is totally admirable, but I suspect you will be editing that down

Alexis Smolensk said...

Not finished yet. Not going to be shorter; going to be longer. I'm estimating 100-105K just now.