Last year, I reviewed a book on the creative processes of famous creatives (artists, painters, authors, etc.), and it was fascinating.
The process of writing is incredibly individualized, which means that there is no set time schedule. My latest book–soon to be released via ChurchMag Press–took almost six months, which is about two months shorter than Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
But how did I know that? I looked it up on this sweet infographic from Printerinks.* The infographic details both the length of time it took to write the work but also the word count. It’s not surprising, of course, that many of the longer works took longer to write, but there are a few exceptions. For example, the Fifty Shades Trilogy which only took one and a half years to with a word count of a half-million. (Of course, one could argue that the…cough…inspirational…tone of those books made it a bit faster to crank out.)
Either way, without further analysis from me, we present:
*Note: Printerinks is an ink and toner distributor, and they’d likely appreciate your patronage. They did not sponsor this post, nor is ChurchMag endorsing them. They simply created a sweet infographic, and we decided to share it with you