lavenderbard: (pic#4042576)

I consider myself a one book a year gal.

It took me a while to work up to that. For my first four and a half books I didn’t keep wordcount records, but according to my submission data this is my best guess for when I finished writing them:
1991 The Grand Abduction
1994 Harp & Gyre
1997 Rune & Fire
2003 Cantata in Coral and Ivory

At that point my records become more complete and my output became more consistent. The first draft completed dates for the next batch of books are:
2003-11-13 Talking With Winds
2005-02-14 Eyes of Infistar
2007-01-20 Pavane in Pearl and Emerald
2008-02-13 Dicing With Flames
2009-11-27 Sails of Everwind

Lately I haven’t felt very consistent, though. In 2010 I started writing a book, Lioness, that I got stuck on. I restarted it, but the reboot wasn’t working either. Near the end of the year I started a different book that ended up actually being three books…
2011-05-14 Across a Jade Sea (Serendipity’s Tide, Treachery’s Harbor, Fealty’s Shore)

Then I started Dancing With Stones, which didn’t stall like Lioness did, it just got pushed aside. Instead, I finished a graphic novel that I had been working on since 2006…
2012-01-13 Flag in Flames

Since then I’ve mostly been revising and getting stuff ready for publication rather than writing anything new. :(

But, in the years of 2003-2013, I did apparently finish ten books. And I did start working on Dancing With Stones again yesterday. As long as I do actually finish it this year, I am still on schedule. :)

Mirrored on My Website.

Date: 2014-01-29 08:42 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] yhlee
yhlee: icosahedron (d20) (d20 (credit: bag_fu on LJ))
\o/

Date: 2014-01-30 06:15 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] lizvogel
lizvogel: Good / Bad (Good Bad)
That's some pretty impressive output, to my eyes!

Date: 2014-02-04 03:50 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] lizvogel
lizvogel: Good / Bad (Good Bad)
I know people who produce a whole lot more. But personally I've always believed that quality is a more important criteria than quantity.

Agreed, though with the caveat that speed is not necessarily an indicator of quality. What's too fast for you or me might be just right for someone else.

July 2017

S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16 171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Aug. 23rd, 2017 02:17 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios