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Author Jamie Sobrato's Diary

11.10.2005

The Shit List

I could call this Jamie's Index, because it's inspired by Harper's Index (bestiality is legal in 20 states?!?!?), but that sounds so blah:

Number of hours it takes me to write 10 pages: between 2 and 12, depending on the pages

Number of books I've written to date: 14 (counting one I wrote twice)

Number of unfinished manuscripts I have started: countless

Number of books published in the romance genre each year: How the hell should I know? Go ask Romance Writers of America

Age that I was when I sold my first book: 26

Age that I was when I wrote my first book (not the one that sold): 22

Perecentage of people who ask me if I write under a "nom de plume": approximately 25.4 (Huh? I would never use anything called a "nom de plume.")

Number of romance authors it takes to screw in a lightbulb: 20 -- one to hold the bulb and screw it in, one to hold the chair she's standing on, two to critique the work, ten to be offended by the word "screw," and six more to protest angrily that screwing should not take place in the romance genre

(Ba-dump-bump)

4 Comments:

At 12:14 PM, Anonymous Theresa said...

Published at 26? Are you trying to make the rest of us feel inferior?

Wait, I'll just keep saying it "quality not quantity" yeah that's it.

Hmmm, mantra not working.....

 
At 1:42 PM, Anonymous melissa said...

I'm 26 now, does that mean my phone is about to ring? :-P

I am deluding myself with the idea that it will happen before I'm 30 (that would be the 5-year mark). Sometimes I also distract myself with the very optimistic thought that even if it takes 10 years, being a published author at 35 would be pretty darn sweet. Yet somehow, that doesn't make me feel better as time continues to pass....

 
At 9:46 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Okay, now you're reminding me why I rarely mention that age thing!

Melissa, you are so young! The time will pass whether you're pursuing your goal or not, so you might as well pursue it. :-)

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Theresa, it IS quality not quantity. :-)

 

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