A 125-Page Mind

Most people don’t have a clear idea where they’re going or how many pages they’ll need when writing a story. Not Betsy Byars. She has the perfect brain for MG fiction, the 125 page mind.

“Asked whether she ever thought about writing books for adults, Byars simply replied: ‘I became aware over the years of writing, that I had a 125 page mind … With 125 pages, I knew what I was doing, what I needed to do, where the climax should be, etc.'”

Not all the rest of us are that fortunate!

Still – I’m on p. 248 of the current work in progress, so I know we’re going to see the end here sometime soon. Meanwhile, I think I will call this website officially finished! Thanks to all of those who assisted.

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