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Post  Maggie on Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:54 am

Happy July! Let's start this month of right with QOTD.

QUESTION: How quickly do you usually write books? When did you start? When do you see yourself querying and eventually as a published author?

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Post  Constance on Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:24 am

*will answer this question in... 20 days*
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Post  Maggie on Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:46 pm

...why 20 days so specifically?

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Post  serena423 on Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:26 pm

Hehehe, I love that the question period is apparently a mini-NaNo. Very Happy


I can usually knock out two novels a year--6 months each for plotting the treatment, writing the first draft, then editing the heck out of it. Also, as a "stress breaker," when I finish a novel, I'll take a few weeks before starting the next one to write and submit some short stories. Shorts are a great way to get the juices flowing again after slogging through 100,000+ words!
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Post  Maggie on Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:13 pm

@Serena Sounds good to me! It's pretty much the same for me, including break time and lots of space for writer's block. ^^

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Post  Constance on Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:33 pm

That's how long until my deadline is over.
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Post  Matthew on Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:35 pm

I'm a bit late with this question, but I haven't been near a computer all weekend.

I'm a slow writer, so it usually takes me a year and a half or two years to write a novel. With my current WIP, I'm estimating it should take me 10 months to get the rough draft done (this is fast for me). I started writing in May, so should have it done in the New Year.

I think it'll be a long time until I'm ready to start querying. I'm on my third novel, but haven't actually ever edited a novel to completion. I finish a rough draft and want to jump straight to a new project.
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Post  Constance on Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:06 pm

Okay, I can answer it now. Smile

Apparently, if I REALLY get crackin', it doesn't take too long. Ish. Still. It took me a couple months.
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Re: QOTD Friday July 1

Post  Amanda on Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:22 pm

@Matt--I'm the same way. I write slow. I'm working on editing my first novel to completion, but it's a slow process, also. Just slow, slow, slow all around. But there's the positive side to that--I know I'm steadfast! Razz
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