I found this post buried in my inbox and loved what Katie had to say about the value of books/ebooks.
Originally posted on One Handed Writers:
I have a friend whose husband happens to be a bricklayer. His work is excellent, in as much as my limited knowledge of bricklaying can determine. He sets a rate for his work, regardless of the size of wall he happens to be building. If it’s a hot day, he may not work as fast as he’ll get tired easily. If it’s cold, he goes like the clappers as he wants to get it over with. If it’s mild, it’s a perfect day for hauling bricks.
In short, he looks at a job, has a think about how long it’ll take him to do it and gives you a price. If you’re happy, you’re getting a nice wall. If not, sayonara.
Writing isn’t dissimilar. Some stories come easy. Some are more difficult. Some days we feel the creative flow happening, while other days it’s a struggle. A story can be 3000 words, 6000 words or 12000 words. The effort is sometimes the same.