I read the obituary of Janet Dailey, a best-selling romance writer. I didn’t know her or her work, but this line caught my eye:
“According to various estimates, she enforced a writing quota of 10 pages per day to produce novels at a rate of about one per month, with an occasional work knocked out in just over a week and others taking longer.”
My, my, my. I feel quite slug-like.
The article went on to say that in 1986 her books sold in 90 countries at a rate of about 43,000 per day.
Can you imagine? Hmm. I can. Unfortunately, it probably also takes actual prioritizing and work ethic.