Without a Miss!!!
That’s right, I have had a blog up here of one type or another every day for ten straight years, as of today, August 1st.
No computer crash (three or four), no power outage (dozens and dozens), no sickness (one night in a hospital), and no moves (3 major moves) caused me to miss a day in ten straight years.
That is flat pure luck. And a lot of help from Kris who nightly asks me if I have my blog done. Thank you!
During the ten years blogging, I wrote eight or nine non-fiction writing books here as a chapter per blog post, plus started three other nonfiction books that turned out to be dated or just too stupid to put into book form. I have done numbers of blog series, written about more workshops than I care to think about, and promoted Storybundles and 35 different Kickstarters.
I have almost never (to my memory) promoted one of my own books on here besides my 70 book challenge, but during that time I wrote hundreds and hundreds of short stories and novels and published upwards of 400 different major books (70 in one year alone and yes, I went past Asimov’s total of books published years and years ago.)
In these last ten years I published 63 issues of my own magazine, worked on 40 or 50 Fiction River anthologies, and edited 19 issues of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine.
I was 61 years of age when I started this streak, I am 71 years of age today. In those ten years I also ran over a hundred 5k races and a marathon and four half-marathons.
I sometimes did more than 2 posts a day, but never missed a day having at least one. My word count for these blogs every year was over a quarter of a million words per year. Sometimes much higher, but my recorded best year for word count on this blog was 410,000 words.
Yes, I plan on keeping on. Maybe do some more writing books here, climb on my old soapbox at times, and answer questions where I can.
I am stunned that I made this ten years. Without missing one stupid day.
So as I sometimes say to others, “Onward.”