When words are off on holiday someplace you are not, numbers can abide the time.
Here’s a few:
The average age of authors (1955-2004) when their novels hit #1 on New York Times bestseller list.
The number of publishers who rejected Dr. Seuss’s (Theodor Geisel) first book.
The number of pages to read before you abandon a book, any book. Then, don’t.
The number of words that fill one single-spaced page when you print it out.
300,400 or 500
The number of words that fill a page in a published book.
The number of words in many books.
The number of words to read for each word you write.
2,3 or 4
The number of years it takes most folks to write a book.
The number of novels written each by Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird), Margaret Mitchell (Gone With the Wind) and Boris Pasternak (Dr. Zhivago).