Writing And The Rule of 3


I’m a reader…a writer…but definitely not an arithmaticker. Numbers make me shudder. They tend to lurk in the boring part of my brain. Although my formal education is in pharmacy—which is all about numbers—my happiest moments are spent tickling the right side of my brain, making it jiggle until the words fall out. I retreat from the rigors of numerical stringency and mathematical regulation every moment I can, to run free among the open fields of word play. And yet…the numbers follow me wherever I go, like nasty little shadows. I first noticed the rotten things when I started querying. I blame it on Query Tracker. The website makes it so easy to obsess over stats and percentages—and all ten of those numerals in every possible combination—from response statistics to requests. Getting carried away with statistics made it infinitely easier to tolerate the agonizing wait for responses.

Read the entire article in the October 2015 issue of InD'Tale magazine.

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