Saturday, August 6, 2011

How quickly can you write a book?

You’ll probably encounter books, courses and seminars that allegedly teach you to write a book in an absurdly short length of time. Since it’s possible for a book to have just three words in it, it is actually possible to write a book in less than ten seconds!

However, most writers of “real” books take from three months to a year or more to write. And then the book requires more time for revising, editing, designing and marketing.

Very few self-published books come out “on time.” Everything takes longer than you think it will. If you rush, you will make mistakes that will take additional time to correct. It’s much more important to be good than to be fast or first.

The book shown below was supposed to go on sale in July of 2010. It should be ready in a week or two.

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1 comment:

  1. Here's a good one for your readers-- ym book was supposed to be published in July 2010 as well--- and NOW... it is about ready.

    Why? Becuase I did the unthinkable at the time. I paid for an editor, but wasn't happy with the results. I smartened up and found a professional editor.

    I told them to rip it apart. They did. I am finally "edited."

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