How Many Books a Year Could You Write/Publish if It Was Your Career?

I think I could certainly do 1 a year but I could possibly churned out up to 2 full novels and possibly a novella or anthology. With focused draft writing I could certainly finish a rough draft in a month but then comes all the heavy lifting with several edits.

Bookshelf Battle

OK 3.5 readers.

If writing was your one and only job, you get up, write all day, then stop at the end of the day (say you were putting in an 8 hour day) – how many books do you think you could get out a year?

I just feel like I’m bouncing off of a wall.  I’d really like this to be my career but it takes so long.  Here I am, almost another year down and still no published book.

I work. I come home. I’m tired. My weekends end up filled with all of the life sustaining stuff, it is so slow going.

I’m an overachiever. I’m not happy with the “oh well I just like to write for the sake of writing.”

I’ve heard all kinds of theories about this and I realize it also depends on the substance.

If you’re writing a critically acclaimed prize…

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