I wrote 16,278 words during the last month. Lest you think that my daily output is only 542, you should know that I spent the first half of the month writing, pouring out my brain according to outlines I fleshed out in October. Then I spent the last half of the month editing the brain dump so it resembled eight essays you would read if (1) you were truly fascinated by me, (2) confused as heck about your Chinese identity, and/or (3) you were bored or at work and wanted to procrastinate.
After long considering my topic, I’m so happy to have put a very comprehensive form onto “paper”. The approximately 12 days of intense writing were intensely satisfying and I seem to have provided much fodder for continued editing for months to come!