So, the output:
- Essay on narrative theory and world construction in The Hobbit (under review) -- 6,000 words
- Essay on J.R.R. Tolkien and why he nominated E.M. Forster for the 1954 Nobel Prize (forthcoming) -- 9,000 words
- Essay on Glen Cook's Instrumentalities of the Night series (revise & resubmit) -- 7,000 words
- Dissertation chapter 4 -- 20,000 words. (Yes, it was a long chapter!)
- Dissertation introduction -- 11,000 words
- Four book reviews
- One on Fimi and Higgins (eds), A Secret Vice, 1500 words
- One on Edmund Gordon's The Invention of Angela Carter, 1500 words
- One on Jad Smith's Alfred Bester, 1500 words
- One conference paper on Glen Cook, 1500 words
Sum total: 60,000 words.
Other big time sucks (besides the major last-minute revisions to my dissertation) included editing Scientia et Humanitas and -- oh god -- those god-awful job applications, which constitute a full-time job in themselves.
One item worthy of note: I managed to write all my dissertation chapters within the single calendar year of 2016. Of course, February and March of 2017 saw me rewriting quite a bit of that, but since I liked my original versions slightly better, I think I can legitimately say that I wrote my dissertation in a single year.
Anyway, now that I'm about to teach full-time, next year's productivity report won't be as glitzy, but I'll keep chugging along anyway.