I know what you’re thinking…no it’s really not but hear me out.
The story idea is the only purely creative part of writing, the rest is about numbers and how we apply them. It’s about the length of your chapters, the word count of your manuscript, even the amount of adverbs you use. It’s about structure, balance, and intersecting lines.
Writing is an art form and comes from the heart. Numbers are logical and come from the reasoning parts of our brain. But one cannot exist without the other. There is a beauty and rhythm to them both.
Maybe the accountant and the artist aren’t so different after all.