23. How long does it usually take you to complete an entire story—from planning to writing to posting (if you post your work)?
Well, when it comes to short stories, I write them on the blog and post them the very same day.
Novels on the other hand take quite a bit longer.
I’m averaging about 3 months for the first draft, although it make take me a year or more to finish with all the revisions (I start other projects between “cool down” periods). Took me about 3 years to truly finish the first book (and it still up for some revising/editing).
So the honest (if incomplete) answer is, that they are not finished yet, since I have yet to publish.
After all a work of art is not complete until it meets the public. The end lies where the mind of the creator and the audience meet.
I hope that changes in the near future.
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