We get this a lot. An author sends in a submission telling us they wrote their story in one night and that it’s genius and that they have no doubt we’ll love it. Surely a gifted writer or two has been struck by gold and churned out a decent first draft in just one night, but people, this is not something we want to hear. Writing takes time, revision, careful analysis, and editing. It isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. Respect the process and work on your craft. It isn’t like baking cookies.
With that said we thought we’d post this little fun fact from an old favorite: Dr. Suess. When asked how long it took him to write The Cat in the Hat, the good doctor said he expected it to take him a week or so. He ended up working on it for a year and a half. A YEAR AND A HALF!
Just a little something to keep in mind. Simple isn’t easy and that certainly applies to writing as well.