One manuscript page — a double-spaced page with 12 point font — averages out to about 250 words. Most writers, once they get moving, can write 250 words in 10-20 minutes. Here’s the other amazing fact:
One page a day = one book a year.
That’s 365 pages. Or 90,000 words. All with only twenty minutes a day.
Whenever I’ve let myself get discouraged by how long it takes to write a book, or how little time I seem to have during the day to write, I remind myself of this fact. Surely I can find 20 minutes somewhere during my day.
And heck, if you’re writing for forty minutes, you’re writing two books a year and considered incredibly proflic by most of the world.