Writing Burnout: Things You Didn’t Know

Question-MarkIt happens. With me, it usually happens after I’ve made some sort of push with a project–in this case, finishing Deshay of the Woods and starting the querying process. Don’t worry, though. To the one or two fans out there (thanks, Mom!), I’m not taking a break or anything, just taking a breather…and there is a difference, I swear.

So, instead of writing about writing, here are some true facts you probably didn’t know:

  • Your stomach needs to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
  • The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.
  • Sherlock Holmes NEVER said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”
  • Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
  • Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow film down so you could see his moves, which is opposite of the norm.
  • The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
  • The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  • Charlie Chaplin once won third prize in a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest.
  • The Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.



About authorphilpartington

Phil is a writing enthusiast of many years, having been published in numerous online and national print trade and sports publications over the past decade. He has spent the past five years delving back into the world of fiction writing, focussing on the fantasy, horror and suspense genres. Deshay of the Woods is his first novel.
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3 Responses to Writing Burnout: Things You Didn’t Know

  1. RStorey says:

    Dolly Parton once lost in a drag queen folly look alike contest.

  2. Dyane says:

    lol well that was…a break from the norm. 😀 Back to editing! lol

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