Thank you Joanna Penn for validating me. In my last brief post on the “Self-Publishing Success Summit” I talked about how I seem to take much longer writing then these non-fiction writers. And Joanna Penn just agreed with me.
According to her, fiction takes more executive willpower, more research, and more patience.
She also pointed out that your speed per book will probably increase as you go. (She’s on book ten and has trimmed months off her time). She pointed out that books in series go much faster because you’ve already established characters etc. And there is a difference between writing “on the side” and writing as a full-time career. When it is your full time income and you have publication deadlines you are driven to get things done.