August 17, 2016
I once read an interview with a woman who said that for the first six months of the year, she reads; for the second six months, she writes. That stuck with me. Perhaps a small part of me felt relieved that published authors don’t shrivel up and float away into oblivion if they don’t make their 1,000 word count every. single. day. of. the. year–it’s okay to write by season. Still; six months reading and six months writing is regimented enough. On that schedule, it’s pretty darn possible to churn out a novel a year (if you’re into that sort of thing).