It Took How Long to Write That?!

Robert Louis Stevenson turned out The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in six days.

I look at that and think, “I’m so slow.”

J.D. Salinger wrote for 10 years to produce Catcher in the Rye.

Look at me. I’m a speed demon!

Printerinks created the following mandala (click for larger view) showing how long authors took to produce 30 of the world’s most popular books.

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I devoted three months each to my first three manuscripts back in 2014. I’ve been rewriting them ever since.

I’m still looking for my place on that circle.

(Tnx to the bookbaby Blog for bringing this to my attention.)

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