Coming to terms...
I've about come to terms with the fact that there isn't enough time left for me to read all the books I want to read or to write all the books I want to write. Since I can read faster than I can write, my short list of books to read is not as short as my long list of books to write.
That's a lot of words either way, but it isn't really about tallying the words. It's about touching the stories. Stories are spelled out in words, but they live as pictures in the mind. A picture, we were told as children, is worth a thousand words. A story, on the other hand, is worth a thousand pictures.