Writing, by Sami Keinänen

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.

One book I’m working on with a publisher, the other I’m self-publishing. Both are interesting processes, but I have noticed one colossal difference between the two:

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.

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