Books The Book-of-the-Year Club
posted by June 25 at 15:00 PMon
Nathan Bransford, who is a literary agent, has a great discussion up at his blog about whether authors should feel obliged to produce a new book every year.
I’ve honestly never had the thought that books take a set time to write. I’m kind of shocked by how many commenters over there expect a book a year, as though it’s their right as readers. But a lot of writers on Bransford’s blog seem to think that this slow-pace thinking contributes to a kind of primadonna mentality. I can see both sides, but when it comes to fiction, I think that ultimately, the kind of care that’s necessary almost demands more than a year’s worth of work.