How Fast can you Write a BookWhat is the speed of writing a book?
Write your novel too quickly?
I just remorse my first one.... but there wasn't much I could do anyway, because I had exactly one weeks time to do so. In fairness, the first design had no design at all; the second design had a little, but not much; this design starts at zero with yWriter.
1. draft: 2. draft: 3. design So as not to contradict you, there is this one blogserver who says that it is a legend that a work that has been worked on for a long period of it is better than a work that has been composed in a relatively little while.
He argues that his quicker typing is nearer to his own native language, and "quicker typing" means more productive use of it. Anything that rushes us is just the thing to make sure that we achieve something, but sometimes history will suffer. As you have found out, if we type in a tale before it is really finished, we will have a great deal of work in the long run.
There is nothing that writes a history too slow. However, for most authors, especially newcomers, the amount of processing is critical: what is rash at first will probably not be published anywhere. Yes, that's my trouble - I write too quickly! From the 5,000 words I wrote (with the help of your book), my first design feels like I'm just working it out.
I' ll definitely have to make it work better as history in new versions, but so far it works for me. Hmmm, very interesting, as I am a pants with a storyline, I find it useful to be able to write my script in a while. If I didn't have so much work, I could finish a work in about 3 month, now that I work most of the day, I have a tendency to work much longer - my dearly loved letter suffers from a very challenging and uneven timetable and it certainly takes longer for things to come about.
Although I accept that I have to maintain and work on my own loving work, I like to get through the script quickly and then go back to fix things - but that's probably more my trouser trend than anything else. There are times when an idea comes too quickly. Though I myself think that I work much better when I am writing the first design slow, it is not so much a question of the speed with which this first design comes out.
It is more of a struggle to throw out "finished" textbooks that really needed more work and more endurance to be really shined. This gives the authors the impulse to begin to write and to receive some serious censuses. And, in a work as frightening as typing, this can be inestimable.
But I would never advise the writers to type so quickly. Just posting on my diary, maybe an hour ago, about the speed at which I wrote my first script to get it out.... ENDLICH... but the trial is tedious. I' ve found that reading how long it will take to complete a novel in a few month or years is not very useful, unless you also know about how many lessons per days were used.
There is a big gap in the amount of free hours available to authors who have a daily task and those who do not. Kevin J. Anderson once stressed that a novelist who works part-time at night and on the weekend could be writing a novel in a year, but a full-time author should be able to work two to three once, without overstretching things, if he works sincerely full-time and has a good work morale.
I' d like more authors to keep this important fact in their minds when they talk about how long it will take them to do so. It' s about lessons as well as day, month or year. Some of this, I think, is up to the author. Shouldn't most authors do it? What you spell is up to you.
It should be noted, however, that the "brewing time" does not necessarily include the real office work. It is one of the most important things in any history to put it aside to achieve some objective. This brewing period could not really take place for me in less than a few years.
It takes me this amount of space to move to the next level of my writing career so that I can work on the narrative from a place of knowing that is greater than the place where I have written it. It won't take all writers that much but we all need to find the right mix that works best for us.
I' m sorry, but I have to say that it annoys me to see authors who write as many words as possible per days. Perhaps some authors are gifted and can deliver amount and qualitiy at the same one. However, I believe that they often substitute quantities for qualities.
Francine Rivers doesn't publish books every year. Have you ever wondered why every tale is one-of-a-kind? I' m admitting that I'm sick of having to read some works by the same authors because their work felt just like the last one. It is my duty to make a clear action and a subject of history and to put everything in order.
I' m getting close, but I think I' m prepared to finish it by autumn. To me, it is always more than just number. Blessing, I think a great deal will depend on the author and the circumstances. I' ve got two books and an amendment a year. I am not a fast author by nature, so I must insist that I work at this speed.
However, as a novice writer, my editor wants to develop my name and to make one year' s worth of books won't do that in my own style (romance). Of course I don't want to give up my sense of humour, so that means I have to be much more discipline about my own times to give myself the kind of history I'm proud of.
It would be great if you only had to make one a year, but until you're a best-seller, it's quite difficult to live on one year. All of us need to know what we want to achieve with our letter and we need to know how to design the course that will put us in the best state.
They have now become entrenched and have slowered the record to a tempo that meets their own needs. While I like to write slow, when I'm in modus I'm known for getting about 50,000 words in about two wards. By the way, November seems to be my best time to write in thingspeed, which is very practical for NaNoWriMo.
Summer is the best time of the year in this area. Usually my best work was written in the parts I have written during these month. However, last November I achieved both quickness and velocity and I liked the results. Certainly enough, I'm pleased with the way my typing is going this summer, it's almost foreseeable, not that I don't try to be as good in January as I am in July, but usually summer is my best typing period for that.
I' ve learnt that I'm usually better off not starting a first design in January just because the dual menace of the always tricky and annoying first fifty pages, coupled with the gray of my least popular months, can turn me into a very moody one! When you' re writing, it has to be every day, no muss, no fuss.
2,000 words per working days should be enough to complete a novel within 3-6 month, regardless of length. I' ve revised my novel a while ago and played it through in a rhythm to carry out the overhaul. I' m currently planning to rewrite each section, a whole weeks for each section (about 56 of them), and rewrite each section, making sure I enclose all my comments and rewrite Donald Maass'"Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook" - all my emphasized sections - every single one.
I' m glad you took your turn. I' ve just written my first one last year, but I plan to work on it for another 2 years. It feels sluggish with the velocity of everything around me, but I have to work at my own rate.
It comes at a great moment for me. I just have to think about how much goddamn hard work it' s gonna take to get it right. This means your first design or from sparking an ideas to a product you want to publish with an editor/self-publisher. The second and third books by well-known writers are so much less interesting than novel no. 1 that they had years to work on.
But if I had to work at your pace, I would have to give up completely, because I would be tormented to death by the torment of my slow pace long before the work was finished (or rather not). Velocity is one of those issues I see composers often trying to put on their hats, I think because it seems quantifiable (though it is not; your year can be 1000 lessons of typing and mine can be 2000 involved).
Most important is qualitiy, and one of the (many) findings I have made along the way is that qualitiy has nothing to do with velocity (except perhaps in the extreme of quick or slow). Only because someone has worked on the same novel for 10 years does not mean that he is excellent (rather because he cannot go on to the next story).
Because someone throws out a tale in one go (like Isaac Asimov, the bicentennial man I recently read again) doesn't mean it's anything but excellent. Since I am on my third WIP, I can testify the advantage that I leave a tale and take it up again with renewed vigilance.
I also think that when my typing gets better, I write quicker and work better on myself. Critical business associates can hardly find anything they can tag this year. And I can see how an experienced author would get to a place where the whole thing would be more automated, where he wouldn't have to think up every little one.
While I think it's not always a poor concept to create a design in a little while, as in Nanowrimo, you need a well thought-out action before you know the times and plots are something you have to study first. Could no longer be in agreement with the letter every single working days.
However, first designs are the quick part. Maass's Writing the Breakout Novel ist eine tolle Ressource. Putting these words on a piece of writing and"'typing the end" is always precious, regardless of the pace at which we type them or their qualitiy when we are through. However, sometimes it is much less annoying to drive a little slower and take a little more in between.
It encourages reflection and perseverance in every facet of history, from concept to definitive design. As a rule, the real letter itself is relatively fast; it is the text that has to be edited and rewritten with particular caution. Though I can't like it may soun in this pole, I'm really a very big fan of encouraging and trust he is offering newcomers.
When the authors ripen, they can pass NaNo and find the best method for them all year round. NNW Month has me on a faster "can" better thrill, and so is why I test my limitations. It' simple to get to the parts that interest the readers "most" instead of taking your own free moment to think through and read the whole thing!
When I crashed my first novel because I was young, and after so long working on my own brief story and school/university work, it felt thrilling to do The Big One. It is strange that it turned out to be rather inconsistently, although it was contracted within two or three of them.
But I knew that this was my first design and tossed it on my back before I did exactly the same thing with my second novel. So the second one actually worked - I had already learnt so much from the first volume and from learning more about the handicraft - so I agreed to produce a first design, basically a frame.
I' ve completed this in about three month, but although I did it quickly, I was not in a hurry, which resulted in a rather coherent play that I have transformed into something almost intact. This hike's point is that you can type too quickly, but sometimes you get good results if you type quickly, if you don't have the carelessness of hurrying.
@Kayleen: I like to think that I'm writing the first design for myself, so I can do what I want with it, writing it as quickly or as slowly as I want, and so on. However, the reviews are for my readership - so they can really appreciate the stories as much as I do.
Every work is different - in my opinion the process of rewriting a textbook is like studying it anew! You' re gonna be done before you know it, and then you' re gonna regret being done with this one. I' m working on my second novel, and I find that decelerating my tempo and stopping between tips leads to better typing performance.
I am quite sure that this will make my review procedure MUCH quicker this year. I have never rush a novel, but it sometimes gets a little bit lonesome when other writers publish a 4th or 5th one ( "while I still pack the number 2 of my trio after almost a year").
I' d like to stay and type until it's done, whether it lasts ten or ten working nights, even a few years. It' s nice to have the frame of a first design on which I can work. The work on this first design is what needs me the longest, during which I review the facts, carry out more thorough research, etc..
When you can accept the edit instead of resent it, as so many writers do, you are not only ahead of the ball game on the write itself, you are probably also a much luckier author! It' coming out at a point when I needed to listen.
A writer I like was pushed by a period of grace, and so the next one he published was a little bit of a disappointment, especially since it wasn't buff. But I think that sketching often takes much more "marinating time" than the trouser fly novel. This novel I'm currently working on has been "marinating" for a good three inches.
Lettering starts soon! I usually spends a great deal more than I plan to do as a panel. However, during this period I have written over thirty thousand words in shorts and poetry - when I'm not occupied, I go astray!
One of the keys to the letter, I think, is to make history. There are notorious NaNoWriMo that there are distressed authors who throw out their garbage towards the end of the months, because they try to writ more quickly than history allows. If history storms along with me and I am born in the tide, I can type with two thousand words per lesson.
I write good fiction, not crap. I' ve been working as long as I can recall. When I got to the point where I could find and tell a good tale, my fiction got better and better. But at the same it is important to recognize that this choice can greatly restrict your publishing options.
Before I hadn't thought about it, and I don't know that it's necessarily real (you can just take a seat and tear off an outlines without thinking about it, just like in a first draft). However, I think it is quite possible that those authors who are more likely to sketch are also more likely to marinade.
However, I'm now worrying with a timetable that says to make books 1 to Christmas, 2 next fall and 3 Christmas 2013.:p At least one of those that hang around is book 1. What should a novelist do? It' not just that I am writing slow, but sometimes my WIP (not even for a week, if not a month).
There''s a way to start a novel quickly if you're a full-time author. For years, many Russians think about plot lines, wrote bit and play, but then they wrote a script in 2-4 heats. The best place for me to work is during my holidays, in my daily life I can only type here and there.
Usually it lasts 2-3 working nights until I get into my WIP and then I am writing another for another 3 weeks, 2000-3000 thousand words per workingday. Also I use weekend for structure and revision, it lasts lessons to get back into the novel's spirit just for work. I find writing shorts and novels simpler, so maybe I'm more of a shortspeaker.
Classical Russians provide some good samples of how "brewing" can lead to better quality over long years. The other one, recently, I have written in four day. You. Tools for beginners who have never completed anything. My first design of my steamunk novel may not be ready for another year, because it will take place in a historic context.
WellNo is terrific because it helps writers overcome the first horror of having to type a thousand words. I' ll be in a hurry, but I' m in no hurry. It' s the editing that takes longer, and during those timeframes I create a new storyline because I want to have a job done when I'm done.
Soon it took me three month to publish the volume, but it took me a year to complete it. My last script was finished at the end of June and it took me less than two month to do it. I have cleared up every section this year after I have written it, so it won't be so awesome for me when I come back for another passport.
I' m happy I did, because the work I' m doing now is a bad dream! And I don't think it's affecting the workmanship. This is about understanding your history and how to tell it most efficiently. There is a big distinction between fast typing and rush. There is no reason to delay if our native write rate is relatively fast.
Prudence comes mainly in the moment before we ship the product into the atlas. Now, my typing speed is 2,000 words/hour. This means that the real letter lasts 60hrs. As a rule, the structure lasts 5 hrs, and processing only lasts 10h. With my speed, if I took a year a novel, I'd only do it for 12.
Usually I work 5 - 6 lessons a days, so it only lasts 2 - 3 week per novel. Strange as it sounds, I've been working on this one for the last three years. I want to make all the pants in the shape change to make sure everything will fit before I start writing the design.
It took my actress ten years to publish her first novel. Quick typing does not necessarily mean poor print out. Even the amount of paper you need to write a novel does not guarantee that it is of good enough origin. Everything is dependent on the author's abilities, as well as on his strength and weaknesses.
As far as I know, Ray Bradbury is an award-winning author who is still widely known. He' s written one thing a weeks. According to your criteria, he writes too quickly and thus produces badly. There is nothing amiss about typing quickly or slowly at the end of the game.
It' s about getting the pace that works best for everyone and that allows us to maximise our ability to write in the highest possible way. Although nowadays everyone around me makes a joke that my history wasn't so long to write.
I' m keeping my tortoise speed and I' m using sound suppression. Breathing my history and growing at their own speed is better than hurrying the game. Do not let up, but work slowly and evenly. All of us have to find the speed that works for us. For six or more years I spent "brewing" a history, sketching and investigating it for two years, one year for the first design and another three years for overhauls.
Others..... experiment.... K.m., I'm also reworking the script with my co-author. So how do you make sure the novel isn't so quick that it's still moving in the right direction? Co-authored by a Mer virgin called Leilani. K.M., thanks, good advice. How many ledgers are you writing now?