OK, for a laugh.
I was reading an award-winning novelist‘s interview the other day.
I like reading writers talking about their work flow, their methods, their quirks.
Turns out the guy worked on his latest, award-winning novel
six hours a day, every day for four years, without pause
And being the sort of person I am, coming to this statement I started thinking in numbers.
Now, four years makes
(365 x 4) + 1 = 1461 days
working six hours a day, every frigging day of the week for four years makes
1461 x 6 = 8766 hours
Now comes the hard part – according to Amazon, the guy’s award-winning novel is 411 pages long in hardback. Let’s place it at around 150.000 words.
150.000 / 8766 = 17 words per hour
That’s when I started laughing. Continue reading