Episode 331: RePod — How Long Will It Take?

Episode 331: RePod — How Long Will It Take?

Show Notes

Join us for a pre-festive repod in which Vicky and Joe discuss: how long will it take? (To write a book, of course.) The short answer: that depends on you, your time, the type of book you’re writing, and a bunch of other stuff. In other words: dunno. The long answer: well, listen in and find out!

 Key Points

  • [6:25] Joe fell through the ceiling at the Dingle! Ouch!
  • [10:50] How long will it take to write a nonfiction book?
  • [13:00] If you write every day…well Vicky did some math calculations for you!
  • [17:15] Where do you start when it comes to writing your book?
  • [19:00] If you want to write the best possible book in the world, you need to be able to know what the opposition’s points are.
  • [21:50] Sometimes writing involves just starting out at a window.
  • [23:40] Your book is now ready for editing! In an ideal world, it’ll take about four months to get to this point.
  • [26:05] Remember to grab yourself a set of beta readers to help you refine your book!
  • [28:00] Vicky estimates it’ll take about 29 weeks to get yourself your very own book!
  • [29:15] Grab Vicky’s free advent calendar! Link in the show notes. 

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Book Breakthrough Jam


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Microbook Magic

Thud! Novel by Terry Pratchett

The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

Annals of the Western Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin

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About Vicky…

Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she’s not doing that, she’s hanging from a trapeze by her feet.