One Million Words

There’s an old saying that every writer has a million bad words in them, and that the only way you can become a decent writer is to get through those first million words as fast as you possibly can.

Now, I can’t say for sure if I’ve written a million words. I think the chances are pretty high. I’ve written an awful lot. But while I can’t tell you for certain how many words I’ve put on the page, I can tell you there was a moment when writing THE BROADCAST when I felt as if the last bad word had escaped and I was finally writing something readers would find special.

Most my stuff sees huge changes as I re-write, but this scene is almost word-for-word exactly as I wrote it the first time out. I’ve written better stuff since. Heck, it probably isn’t even the best scene in THE BROADCAST. But this scene holds a special place in my heart. It was the first time I ever sat down, read my work and believed I actually had a chance to sell the damned thing. :o)


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Eric Hobbs
Eric Hobbs
Eric was the driving force behind the genre-bending mini-series, AWAKENINGS. THE BROADCAST is his first full length graphic novel and is scheduled for release in Fall 2010. He is currently hard at work on a series of graphic novels for children titled, THE LIBRARIAN.

1 Comment on "One Million Words"

  1. You’re right, this is one of the more brilliant parts of this book and it’s scenes like these that compelled me to take this on!

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