The slow-burn writer … What takes literary authors so long?

This is so good to know! I spent a few years writing my debut novel & before that, many years thinking about it. I think it came out at just the right time though, as 10 months in, I am still happy with it (except for a couple minor issues that only I seem to have noticed). I really want to get the prequel out sooner, but I guess that all depends on whether I can tie up all the loose ends and decide on one major storyline.
I feel much better, having read this post. For that reason, I am passing it along to my blog followers! 😉 ❤
Peace, love & great writing (eventually) to all,
Sherrie
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc

Nail Your Novel

Nail Your Novel literaryYou could split the writing blogoverse into two camps. There are those who streak through books, racking up a few releases a year. And there are those who incubate a manuscript for many, many moons. (I’m talking about experienced writers here, not those on the beginning curve.)

This is on my mind after Joanna Penn’s recent podcast interview with Russell Blake, where they discussed techniques for rapid writing. As card-carrying speed demons, they had a chuckle about literary writers who take their time.

And we do. Talking to my friend Orna Ross, we estimated the gestation for a literary novel as at least three years. For some of us it’s even longer. A few weeks ago I was chatting to an agent from Curtis Brown and she cheerily remarked that three years was fast for some of her writers. And then there’s the colossal amount of wastage…

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One comment

  1. Bette A. Stevens · December 26, 2015

    Thanks for the encouraging post. I’m a slow-burner… Happy New Year & Happy Writing! 🙂

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