Doing a little math, you realize our buddy Stephen spent 320 hours writing his first draft. Those hours don’t include time spent editing, revising, sending to beta readers or any other tasks necessary to creating a novel ready for publication.
Let’s assume we will create a draft the same length as Stephen’s. Further, we will write the same words per hour as Stephen. However, we will write one hour per day. Using more fancy math skills, we find it will take 320 days to create our draft or about 10 and 1/2 months. Writing 10 minutes a day would take us over 5 years to complete the first draft. Numbers put things in a different perspective, don’t they?
Are you working enough to reach your goals?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer