Libbie Hawker On Writing Speed
I’ve seen the ticked-off review of this book, and the discussion on writing forums that talk about how wrong I am to claim that speed is essential to a writing career. I understand that it’s not necessarily what some folks want to hear. But it is true—take it from someone who writes fiction full-time!—and it’s becoming truer every day.
There was an era when authors could make a living by writing only one or two books a year. There are still a few authors who manage to do just that. […] But as technology advances and eager indies bring more books to market with greater speed, even the long-established traditionally published authors struggle to keep up.