Earlier this week, I achieved a milestone in my writing. I passed the one hundred thousand word count in the first draft of my first novel. The process has taken me twenty months to date, and I am probably a couple of months away from finishing the first draft.
There has been elation in getting to this point, and frustration in the time taken. In my defence, I have not suffered many bouts of procrastination, and have been working on a couple of different writing projects in those twenty months. For a bit of Friday Fun, I thought I would conduct some research and compile a couple of speed tables to see how I measured up to other published writers.
The Quickest Novels Ever Written
|Book Title||Author||Time Taken|
|1. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas||John Boyne||2.5 days|
|2. Rasselas||Samuel Johnson||1 week|
|3. On the Road||Jack Kerouac||3 weeks|
|4. A Clockwork Orange||Anthony Burgess||3 weeks|
|5. A Christmas Carol||Charles Dickens||6 weeks|