Michael Leonard. To me the big lesson here is about volume. I know a lot of people want to make it as a writer but don’t actually write that much.
So, as I tallied it, you wrote at least 104k words. That’s 4700 words a day.
I can see how a proficient writer with good systems could manage that. But it’s also obvious that you can’t be the type of writer who stares at a keyboard waiting for inspiration.
There was a saying that the storytellers at the Moth used to say, “Anyone can tell one story, but if you can tell two stories then you are a story teller.” They were talking about the skill to manufacture a story.
I think you have that and I’d love for you to write more about that, even just simple case studies of a piece, how long it took you, what research you did, and how you strategized to get it done.