Mol (mollyringle) wrote,

Observations; sub-category: literacy

There are two kinds of people in the world:
1) The kind who read books.
2) The kind who think other people read books only because they don't have someone to talk to at the moment.

When you're a writer, the people in your life who aren't writers tend to wonder two things about you, which they keep asking you:
a) Why aren't you as rich and famous as Stephen King or J.K. Rowling?
And, at the same time,
b) Why do you want to spend so much time alone at your computer?

It simply does not seem to occur to them that getting anywhere near point (a) requires a lot of point (b). Duh.

So, I guess, it's okay with some people if we want to be writers and/or readers, but only during the times of day that nobody else could ever possibly want to talk to us--i.e., we'd best get it all done between 3 and 4 a.m.

The above sounds very snide, but in truth I'm in a pretty good place reading- and writing-wise, and remain good at avoiding people. Novel is over 80,000 words long, and *that close* to being done. Have to do some serious thinking about what I want to write next.

And here's the cool reading discovery of the day, if you have a handheld/PDA type dealie and want free classics to read:

Some 10,000 free ebooks in multiple PDA formats from Project Gutenberg and other sources. Heaven!

P.S. Thank you for your input, one and all, on the arm-hair question. I've seen women with shaved arms, here and there, and began to wonder if my occasional peroxide and/or trim wasn't good enough anymore. You have reassured me.
Tags: books, irritation, linkage, writing

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