Monday, August 13, 2012

Amanda Hocking's Unusual Writing Schedule


Amanda Hocking took the self-publishing world by storm in 2011. She "sold over a million copies of her nine books and earned two million dollars from sales, previously unheard of for self-published authors. In early 2011, Hocking averaged 9,000 book sales each day" (Wikipedia, Amanda Hocking).

In 2011 Amanada was in her mid-twenties and had already written 17 novels! Here's how she does it:
"I get up around 7:00 in the evening," she explained. "I eat something and then I'm on the computer answering emails and doing business for a while. I start writing later in the evening and write between six and twelve hours." (Amanda Hocking in town for LeakyCon)
Perhaps I should try being nocturnal. In the summer it would probably be much less distracting!

Further reading:
- The Secret of Amanda Hocking's Success
- 5 Points To Ponder Before You Self Publish

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2 comments:

  1. For a student like me, being a night owl with my work could potentially kill my productivity. Starting tomorrow, I'm going to try writing first thing in the morning.

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    1. The morning sounds great! Different things work for different writers; a few years ago I wrote best in the evening, now it's the early afternoon. Best of luck!

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