Wednesday links: Co-writing, taking 5 years to write a book, and procrastinators

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Since I took advantage of the holiday and didn’t post last Wednesday, here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most this week.

1. Co-Writing a Novel. Is That Even Possible?, from NA Alley: I’ve never tried co-writing a novel before, but it always seemed like it could pretty complicated. This poster has a pretty good experience with it, though. Excerpt: “Did one of those women feel more ownership of the book? Did they secretly feud over that funny line in chapter three? And how did they celebrate when they hit the New York Times bestseller list?”

2. 5 Authors Who Took 5 Years — Or More! — To Write Their Books, from Writer’s Relief: Ever feel like you’re taking a really long time to get that novel ready to be published? I know I certainly have. This is a good reminder that we’re not alone. Excerpt: “While other authors seem to write complete poems, stories, even books (!) in just weeks, are you still slowly writing and editing one piece? Don’t despair—you’re in good company!”

3. Are You a Procrastinator? Check Out Which Type You Are, from Writer’s Relief: I’m fully willing to admit that I am, indeed, a procrastinator. (If you’re curious, I landed on “ostrich” in this test, but I’ve got some “perfectionist” in me, too.) How about you? Excerpt: “Maybe you’ve promised to write something—but only start a day before the deadline. Or maybe you’ve been planning forever to write a book—but have just got started.”

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5 thoughts on “Wednesday links: Co-writing, taking 5 years to write a book, and procrastinators

    1. It was pretty much the same for me. My first book I’ve worked on seriously for about 4 or 5 years, though that’s counting some accumulated on-and-off time in the years leading up to seriously working on it. Everything I’ve worked on since has taken significantly less time.

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