And I can’t even update my blog every day. 159 sure seems like an incredible number, but after doing some digging, I realize it’s just minor league. Isaac Asimov is said to have written over 400 books and a Sao Paulo writer by the name of Jose Carlos Ryoki Inoue is credited with 1,050 novels (among 40 or so pseudonyms). After digging even deeper, I found numerous examples of these prolific authors, many with multiple (and by multiple I mean A LOT) pseudonyms. Are robots behind this mass-quantity writing phenomenon? Lots of drugs and Nick at Nite? Details are sketchy at best, but it certainly seems odd to now say that, relatively speaking, Joyce Carol Oates’ offerings are meager indeed.
I guess this proves, once again, that it really isn’t the shape or size, but how many times you can make it rise.