I have a writer friend who has challenged himself by setting a goal of writing a certain amount of words a year. I thought about this and have to wonder which words would count if I were to do a similar challenge.
Obviously I would count every word that I wrote on a creative piece I was working on. But what about the words used in blogs? Or journals? Do they count? Is that ‘real’ writing?
Writing blogs is still a creative process, so I would think that would count. Well, unless the post was just informational or a link to another relevant site.
I probably wouldn’t count journal writing since that is usually just the recording of the events or emotions of the day. However there have been times when my journal entries become very creative and even lead to stories. So maybe I could count that?
As writers we always hear that we should write every day. What counts as ‘real’ writing?