How long does it take to write a book? A detailed analysis of author hours.

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“I want to write a book,” you say. “That’s a huge undertaking,” your author friend responds. But how big is “huge?” Here’s a detailed way to think about the time it will take. How to use this planning tool To make your planning more effective, I have created a publicly available spreadsheet showing book tasks … Continued

Contributed op-ed case study (5): Time budget

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How much work goes into a contributed op-ed? Here’s my experience. Conception and pitching: 2 hours. Planning and conducting research interviews: 5 hours Web research: 2 hours Review of material in books: 4 hours Planning the draft: 3 hours Writing: 2 hours Revisions: 3 hours Total time: 21 hours. I’ve done contributed articles for other … Continued