I’ve heard it a thousand times over, people say that writing books quickly means they must be bad books.
Most of you reading this probably agree with me that that is a load of malarkey.
Because the way it actually works is if you write more books, quantity leads inevitably to quality.
Quantity leads you to test new things and figure out what actually works.
Quantity leads to you learning about how you write, about yourself, about everything.
Quantity leads new readers to find out more about you and maybe even question the things you do and the things you create.
And if you write 10 times as many books…
You will probably get 10 times as many reviews, and so quantity does not mean something is bad.
Quantity does not mean something is done sloppily, especially when you have a good system and a good production team in place.
Quantity does mean that you get more swings of the bat.
You get more opportunities to put your work out into the world, and shortening your feedback loop.
Therefore quantity ends up resulting in quality,
So if you have pooh-poohed the folks out there who are writing fast…
Don’t do it because they might be onto something.
And that “something” might be directly related to their higher royalties.