Friday, April 23, 2010


I saw Daughtry in concert Friday night. It was great.

He explained to the crowd that they wrote seventy songs for their current album. "Most were crap," he said. They recorded twenty songs. Twelve made it on to the album.

Interesting. I sat there and contemplated how that related to writing. We write seventy words, seventy pages, maybe seventy chapters. Most are crap. We keep the best twenty. Then it gets cut down to twelve.

Then we have a best seller and millions of people pay to see us in person. I wish.

Rock on...


  1. Oooh, I love Daughtry. And that's a great analogy! Thanks!

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  2. Gosh thanks Cantal for the Sunshine Award. :)

  3. I agree with you Margo. My MS was first 234K wordcount, then I began whittling it down little by little. I am currently down to 165K and only about 1/3 through page wise.

    I loev Daughtry too!