Right now I’m writing two books at once and yes that was a terrible idea. Please avoid doing this if you at all can.
Self-publishing -> November 2012 to March 2013 (5 months) -> 104 hours worked. Includes researching, writing, marketing, everything. About 40 pages written.
Publisher -> late January 2013 to March 2013 (1.5 months) -> 101 hours worked. Just researching and writing. About 100 pages written.
Might be the tight chapter deadlines I keep missing, might be the nice project coordinator lady asking me what the fuck do I think I’m doing via email every couple of weeks.
But them’s the facts. I get more writing done when working with a publisher.