Bill Bennett

Bill Bennett

10 million words

I’m a journalist.

Writing for newspapers and magazines has been my main job for almost 40 years.

For most of the past decade, I’ve worked seven days a week, 50 weeks of the year. Earlier in my life I had regular jobs which had paid holiday and I didn’t always need to work through the weekend. But still long hours.

I estimate that over the long haul I’ve written an average of 5,000 words a week. That’s around 250,000 a year. Over 40 years it adds up to 10 million words give or take.