Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Math Attack

I've never been a big math fan myself. I always did better in English and Science as they are more interesting subjects to me, but strangely enough I never realized how closely related some math questions were to those subjects. For instance:

"If one typist can type 1 page in 3 minutes, how many typists would it take to type 36 pages in 5 minutes?"

Of this question I remember thinking to myself... 'who the hell cares?'

Now that I'm "all grown up" I find myself in a funny situation to actually caring. I'm in the process of putting together a business proposal/plan to submit to an investor so I can possibly start a new small business in the writing industry. Ultimately, I've actually had to do the math in that above, dreaded, question since it does apply to my business proposition.

Question: How does your K-12 education affect your writing today, be it career or hobby writing?


Dana Elmendorf said...

Void! Sweetie, you're back! Yay. Got your message on my blog and I'm so happy to hear your back. And writing again hopefully. Look forward to you posts.

Voidwalker said...

Thanks. I'm glad to be back. I've missed my writing pals.

Charles Gramlich said...

The thing I use the most from k-12 is my typing class!

Voidwalker said...

Charles: Yeah, right on. I have to agree that when I learned to type it was probably the most useful thing I ever picked up in school.

Jonathon Arntson said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere, Void!

My public school education was more detrimental to me than it was beneficial. I struggled. A lot.

Today, I come across random bright memories of my k-12 education. Like a memory of reading THE GIVER hit me the other day. It was pleasant and made me want to redo my childhood schooling.