I began writing sometime in December of 2003, and my first recorded day of writing was 1500 words on August 24th, 2004. I’ve always been very happy about the fact that my records begin very close to the very beginning of my attempts at writing (thank you eighteen year old Rahul, for having the foresight to expand the functionality of your totally sweet submissions spreadsheet). Even though I totally sucked for a long time, both in terms of quantity and quality, at least I am able to measure the suckage very accurately.
For instance, it took me 2,156 days of living to reach 500 days on which I’ve written, meaning I wrote on slightly more than 20% of the days that made up roughly the last six years. But for this year, so far, I’m at 61%, and last year I was at 37%. Which is just another way of saying that half of those 500 writing days were in the last 19 months.