If you really want to know how to write a book in one week and write an actual novel-length book, here are some tips I have for you.
“Bella! How dare you post something with such a misleading title!”
Oh, you’ll get over it. I promise.
Look. You can’t write a book in a single week. Not a full-length one and not a good one. Which is what you want, right?
You want to know how to write a book that’s actually decent. Sure, it’ll need some tweaks and rewrites here and there but first, you need to actually write it. And while you may want that to happen ASAP so you can say you wrote a book, you just can’t.
And be careful and wary of anyone who says otherwise.
Because they’re full of shit.
Yes, I said it. Recently, I came across this pin on Pinterest advertising an E-book for $50 that’ll help you write a book in a week. And no, it wasn’t for a children’s picture book. It said a full novel. This person was scamming naive individuals out of $50 by claiming it could be done and it could be done well.
And sure, there may be people who can write a full book in 7 days. But those people don’t have full-time jobs or really anything else going on in their lives.
There are a lot of people out there trying to make a name for themselves because they’ve written books and did so in a short amount of time. And I’m not even talking about writing a book in a single week.
What I keep seeing more and more of is new authors trying to “sell” this idea of writing a book and publishing it in under a year…all while working a full-time job. They want to make you believe you can do that and it’ll be a great book.
Look, if you can do that, you have to be spending hours upon hours on it a day, being productive as fuck all the time, and even then, it will take a lot longer if you want that book to be done well.
But let me explain why you can’t just learn how to write a book and then do it in a single week:
1. Writing takes a long time
If you were to write a book in a week, you’d have to write 10,000 words a day. A DAY. Some people can’t even write that much in a single week.
You’d have to sit down for hours just to get that many words and even then, you’d be rushing. The process of writing isn’t supposed to be a fast one.
In order to write a great book and actually do your characters and world justice, it’ll take some time. And if you really cared about what you’re writing instead of just wanting to call yourself an author, you’ll take the time to get it right.
2. Rushing it is pointless
Why would you want to rush something like writing a book? It’s literally the worst things to rush. That, and sex – obviously.
But for real. You can’t write a book super quickly – not if you give a shit about it and want it done right. Rushing will only lead to plot holes, a rushed plot in general, underdeveloped characters, and a whole host of other issues readers will tear apart.
Believe me when I say you should never rush the writing process. Just don’t do it.
3. Any book written in 7 days is not going to be a good one
Because of the reasons mentioned above, it’ll just be a shit storm. Even if you have a comprehensive outline and it’s all planned out perfectly, it just won’t be that great.
You can’t rush quality. Trying to get through 70k+ words in a week will only leave room for choppiness, less than great descriptions, and a big mess.
That being said, if you want to spend hours upon hours to write a book in a single week, just be prepared to spend way more time editing because you’ll basically probably have to rewrite the entire thing.
If you really want to know how to write a book and write it well, don’t fall for shit that claims you can write a book in a week and it’ll be wonderful. Do yourself and your book a favor and take the time to do it right.