Friday, November 19, 2010
Response to CBC
In response to the problem of too many writters and not enough readers, You said that 86% of people say they would like to write a novel while only a mear 60% of people have actually read a novel in the last year. I think that survey was a bit tainted. You can't include the 86 % of people who INTEND on writing if you don't also include people who INTEND on reading a book. I'm sure that number would be around 99%. If an author writes, but doesn't read then they most likely aren't going to get published. If I can read 100 books to every one that I write, I can't see how the supply is not meeting the demand. Maybe we could start a National Novel Reading Month for those of you who have never tried it.
You said writing is a waste of time because 30 days of writing could only produce crap. I could be wasting my time, it's true, but I feel amazed and proud of my great accomplishment. Is that how you feel when you waste your time?
yours truely, keep an eye out for my debut novel, Halli Lilburn