It takes a lot of work and time to produce a novel manuscript. At least for me. My very first attempt took almost five years. Granted, the subsequent works have not been quite so painfully long to create, but only marginally so–which is why I am always completely blown away when I see Meg Cabot’s title list.
According to my latest count, this guru of the Young Adult genre has produced no less than 73 books in her career—and that’s not even to mention her anthology contributions. I can only assume that anyone that prolific must be able to write exceedingly quickly and with few dialogue disasters, poor plot turns, or even spelling mistakes. She may even find it pleasant.
Though I am currently far from working at Cabot speed, it is comforting to know that it’s possible.
So thank you Meg, you inspire me.