John Grisham has written an entire book every year for the past 10 to 15 years. I’ve always assumed that he was either superhuman or he worked with a team of ghostwriters.
Turns out that it’s not that complicated. He has a process and the discipline to follow the process.
Here’s his short talk to Random House on how he writes.
John Grisham’s Process –
- Start a book in January. Finish drafting in March. Ready for publication in July.
- From January to March, write from 7am to 10am every day for 5 days per week.
- Write between 1000 to 2000 words per day within an outline that is already completed.
- Use the same offline computer at the same desk with the same coffee.