Me: Huh? What do you mean writing books?
S: I was watching this interview with the author of Holes. He said all it takes to write a novel is an hour a day and a year.
Me: Really? I've always wanted to write a book.
S: Me, too. So do you want to do it?
S: Why not?
Me: Because I failed ninth grade English and didn't finish college?
S: So what. We might as well try it.
(This is where I stare at her, my mouth hanging open, wondering if she's gone crazy)
Me: Uh-duh. Sure. An hour a day. I can do that. (Insert internal groan)
One year later: Status: We had both written two manuscripts (45,000 to 120,000 words--yeah, I was a little long-winded back then!).
Two years later: Status: We had both written another manuscript (or two).
Seven years later: Status: I am working on my ninth manuscript. Suzette is working on her fifth.
Conclusion: Writing can become a long-term addiction. Beware!
So, are you addicted? How long have you been writing? And what in the world inspired you to try it?
Speaking of addictions, be sure to check out Diana Paz's blog, Writing Roller Coasters. She has a sweet contest going on right now!