Let's start with the writers that take a long time. I will often get submissions where someone tells me they have been writing this story for three years or so. These authors want to make us think that they have really worked hard at this project, trying to make it just the perfect fit for what the market wants. However, if you do the math, this is pathetic. Consider...
- 52 weeks in a year
- 3 years to write the book
- This equals 156 weeks
- Assume a 100,000 word manuscript (most of these Great American Novels are around this length)
- This means that each week, you have written 641 words.
- That's about three pages, 12 point font and double spaced.