Monday, March 14, 2005

Fast Readers and Slow Writers (at least the process)

There's nothing like a great book. One that catches your attention, that you can identify with (or at least visualize the characters and see them as real), and makes you feel something because of the words the author chooses to use. There's a real relationship that develops between reader and book during the reading process.

It's flattering, and unfortunate, that if a book catches on with a reader, the reading experience can be quick. Overnight or a couple days, if it's a quick read. A week or two if the work is a little longer or if you don't have a lot of time. If the work really resonates with the reader, the reader will look forward to the next novel.

So weird to think that something someone works on for months or years can be enjoyed and completed in days. Really weird.

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