Thursday, January 10, 2013

I. Asimov...............

Isaac Asimov liked to write.   He penned over 450 books.  Once asked by Barbara Walters what he would do if the doctors told him he had six months to live, Asimov replied, "Type faster."

He begins Chapter 69 of his memoir this way:

One advantage of being prolific is that it reduces the importance of any one book.  By the time a particular book is published, the prolific writer hasn't much time to worry about how it will be received or how it will sell.  By then he has already sold several others and is working on still others and it is these that concern him.  This intensifies the peace and calm of his life.

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