Monday, December 12, 2005

When Giants Walked the Earth

Here's a good, old interview with John D. MacDonald by Ed Gorman. One quote jumped out at me:

I had four months of terminal leave pay at lieutenant colonel rates starting in September of 1945, ending in January 1946. I wrote eight hundred thousand words of short stories in those four months, tried to keep thirty of them in the mail at all times, slept about six hours a night and lost twenty pounds.
800,000 in four months! Holy crap!

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