Not only am I over 1,000 words ahead of schedule in NaNoWriMo, but I also just found out my score on the “analytical writing” (sic) portion of the GRE (the test most people have to take to get into grad school; it’s basically the ACT on steroids) is better than 96% of the people who take the test. Over 600,000 people take the GRE every year. So my writing portion’s score is better than 576,000 other people’s. This score means that writing a lot will help you out in life. I spent almost the entire hour allotted for the two questions on this section. I also kinda went on a tirade on the second question. So I guess tirades are acceptable now.
And my score on the “verbal reasoning” (read: English) portion was 156 out of 170, which means that I got 91.76% of the answers in that category correct. This is a very good score, especially when you consider how difficult the test is. This is better than 69% of the people who take the test. This score mostly means I am a good test-taker.
What I’m getting at is that all the work I’ve put into writing over the course of my life is actually paying off. These scores may really help me with grad school. I am going places because I spend my time writing. What are you doing with your time?