If you are an author, how long does it take you to write a novel?
While I was in Kindle Scout, I met some fantastic authors. We’ve been discussing the many facets of our writing processes. Some of our answers are shared on Joynell Schultz’s Blog today. You may even find a new favorite author in fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi. Click to read her post with a peek inside our discussion.
Over the past nine months, everyone kept asking me, “So… is your book done yet?” Ugh! Really? How long is it supposed to take to write a novel? I thought I was moving along quite quickly.
How long should it take to write a novel?
I did what I always do when I want factual information. I googled it. (Ha. Ha.) Do you know what I found? Famous novels took a variety of time. From 2.5 days (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) to 16 years (Lord of the Rings Trilogy). Click here for a nice infographic on famous authors / books.
But those are super FAMOUS people. What about everyone else? Those authors without huge publishing contracts. Those who perhaps balance a day job as well as writing.
Well, I met a whole crew of awesome authors during my Kindle Scout campaign. I thought I would throw that question…
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