If you write 1,000 words of your first draft every day, you'll be able to write 6,000 words in a week and still have time to relax on Sunday. If you write 6,000 words a week, you'll have a draft completed in four to ten weeks, depending on the length of your book. It's very possible to write a novel in four months.
However, that's not how most people write. A study conducted by the University of California at Santa Cruz found that it takes writers an average of five years to complete their work. Some authors never finish their books, while others publish after several attempts at revision.
The good news is that writing a rough draft is only the beginning. You still need to plan out your story, develop characters, and fill in scenes before you can call yourself a writer. However, writing a rough draft is the first step toward creating a masterpiece.
These seven drafts frequently contain many drafts. You may perform three rounds of tale draughts or two rounds of friend readings. Some drafts take days to complete, while others take weeks or months. After conducting an on-paper Personal Copyedit, you might go back and examine the Technical Draft. If you feel it's in need of major changes, make those changes now rather than later.
The more drafts you write, the better. As long as you're not getting too bogged down in your work, keep going. It'll all come together in time.
If you're doing an online draft, you normally get anything from 60 seconds to two and a half minutes to make a draft selection, while real-life drafts usually don't have a time restriction. Online drafts allow for more flexibility in drafting strategies - for example, if you want to avoid taking certain players - whereas in a live draft you need to make sure you take everyone who is available.
In general, an average-length online draft will cost you about 10 minutes total, including rating player stats and writing up your team. It's a good idea to keep notes on what happens during the draft to make sure you're happy with how it went. You can find forums where people share their fantasy experiences which may help you prepare for next year's draft.
A live draft takes place at a fixed time and location, so it usually lasts for an hour to three hours. This allows room for discussion between teammates and opponents, as well as giving spectators a chance to join in. Live drafts are usually held at private parties or charity events and include all types of sports; football, baseball, basketball, hockey. There is no set order in which teams select players, but there are typically fewer than ten teams in a league. Teams are usually assigned picks by a moderator or commissioner before the start of the draft.
The second draft is ponderous in comparison to my quick first drafts. Slow might range from three to nine months. There's no real formula for timing a second draft; you just have to wait and see how it progresses.
My typical writing process goes something like this: I'll start with a simple idea or scene and build upon it until I have a complete chapter or novel. Then I'll move on to the next one. Sometimes I'll hit a wall and need to reboot by starting over from scratch. It's all part of the process that keeps me interested in what I'm doing.
I usually write one chapter per day, sometimes two if I have time before class starts again at noon. That means that a second draft could take up to a year to finish!
The more you write, the better you get at estimating how much time will be needed to finish each chapter or draft. You can also use this knowledge to your advantage by planning ahead to avoid rushing things. For example, if you know that a particular section is going to be difficult to write because you haven't thought about it enough yet, then you should probably give yourself some extra time so you don't end up frustrated.