The duration it takes to complete a novel is never specific, but there can be an approximation. This is because of factors like how many pages and words you intend to write, plus what time you are scheduled to be working on improving your novel. In addition to that, the amount of work written in each of the sessions, plus the type of the writer whether a first time or has to experience in writing some time back. It requires a good mindset, reliability, as well as aspiration to continue adding more words whenever possible.
Start by noting down the novel type, appropriate audience, approximation of words to be in the novel, novel title, and the total pages. If you spend most of your time putting more content on your book, you are probably going to finish your novel earlier. For example, in a novel containing a hundred-thousand word-count, and aiming at writing around five hundred words in three days a week, you’re likely completing the novel in a year or more.
There are those who do research and sketch a draft of the work since they know what they are writing about. A contradiction to that is those who just write to check where their thoughts will lead to since they’re unsure of the end of their story. For first time writers, they have a hard time planning themselves, but the usual authors know how to manage the entire activity. The age of the writer matters too, younger writers are actively writing as considered to be older.
Complete a novel fast; find a friend to encourage you to write more every day. They read your work showing you their opinions, check on spelling plus grammar in your work together with helping on reaching your target each day. With positive motivation, there is energy to continue the work and in no time achieve your goal. Set a deadline to finish the book which enables putting more effort into ending your novel before the due date. The deadline should be realistic, feasible and honest in that it should be within your capability. You understand your abilities as a result knowing can’t manage to do a certain amount of work in the allocated time.
Create word count goals to increase how you write per day and track your progress to achieving the deadline set. You can give yourself a challenge to do more than the original plan but not push yourself much. Give yourself a present when you accomplish an aim to celebrate, this brings motivation of doing more. Sometimes ideas just flow in your head and write continuously whereas a time you get stuck wondering what to write next. You should understand your characters well to ensure your readers enjoy reading the novel and not find it boring. Characters are the center of the story hence ensuring to have a great character development.
For you to concentrate on adding more content to your novel, develop a writing habit, minimizing all kinds of distractions such as using phones, watching movies plus other unnecessary leisure activities. The focus you give your work determines your later success. Divide the content list of the novel and convert them into tasks in that you will schedule on how to work on each task. Analyze the ones to prioritize and work on them first then follow up later with the rest of the list. Choose easy, quick chapters to start with, then re-read while correcting the mistakes before proceeding.
Readers usually anticipate that a novel written for a long time is excellent and become curious to read it. Sometimes this is not the case because you might have focused on other side projects apart from working on your novel. Other issues and challenges may have come along the way, hindering the fast completion of the novel. These do not justify or give assurance to your fans that the work is a quality one but satisfying, though.
Being an author is always interesting, considering that you write to entertain your readers. Some of them you aren’t aware of and might be so far. You should therefore prioritize the quality of your work rather than the time taken to finish the entire novel. After completing the work, time is needed to revise your book too. Thereafter, is the review and publishing or you might not consider publishing it, all the processes take time.