NEHW at the Hebron Fair, Hebron Connecticut
This Sunday you’ll be able to find me slingin’ books at the New England Horror Writers booth at the Hebron Fair in Hebron, Connecticut. Stop by, say hi and pick up one of a dozen or more killer books.
People wonder how I’m going to have 8 books out by the end of 2012.
They think I spend all my time writing. I don’t.
It’s easy I tell them. Write for One Hour Per Day. Every writer can do 700-1000 words per hour. A novel is anywhere from 40,000 - 70,000 words. That’s 40 to 70 days to write a book. At One Hour Per Day. A little over 2 months at One Hour Per Day.
People always say they want to write a book but don’t have time. I disagree so I’ve created the hashtag #OneHourPerDay. To identify all the things that you can do instead of writing your book.
Here’s the first one:
You can watch 1,000 Ways to Die or you can write a book. #OneHourPerDay
Writing A Novel IS Downright EASY!
…When you compare it to writing a graphic novel.
At RemindBlog, Jason Brubaker mentions that if it takes a GN creator 10 hours from start to finish to create a page of his GN and he works on that GN every night for 2 hours per night (sidebar: If you are creatively inclined you BETTER be able to work on your craft for a measly 2 hours per night) in one year he’ll have 56 pages. Which is about enough for one, slim, but whole, graphic novel.
If a novelist is able to write 1,000 words per hour (it’s not that hard) and writes for 1 hour every night (sidebar: ONE HOUR! ONLY ONE HOUR! You could practically do that on the toilet) that’s 365,000 words in a year, which is enough for 4 (FOUR!) full length novels of about 90,000 words each. OR 6 - 8 novels between 40,000 and 90,000 words each. YES 6-8 novels per year working for ONE LOUSY HOUR PER DAY!
if you are an aspiring writer I NEVER WANT TO HEAR YOU SAY YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO WRITE.