Since I was around the age of twelve, I've written 712,899 words of fiction.
Here's some statistics on the way they break down:
- They are spread over 74 different projects, with an average of 9,634 words per project.
- 102,607 of those words have been published.
- 321,184 words are from completed (at least to the stage of a first draft) long projects, i.e. novelette up to novel-length.
- 170,023 are from completed short fiction.
- 175,336 are from unfinished or in-progress long projects.
- 51,293 are from unfinished (or abandoned, the case of juvenilia) short fiction.
- 22,033 are from short stories (both complete and incomplete) written on assignment for a writing course I took in my mid-teens.
- Only 1,965 are from a script, an item which I fondly believe to be a one-act play.
- The project with the most words is currently the first draft of my historical novel One of Ours, at approximately 91,902.
- The shortest is a paragraph I wrote for a drabble contest, didn’t use, but liked it enough to keep: 44 words.