One thing we really need to know when planning any kind of production schedule is – how long will it take us to write the next book?
If you've written and finished one or more books, you can probably figure out a good estimate on how long the next one will take. If you haven't finished a book yet or you're like me and trying something new (I'm going to try to dictate – technically, transcribe – my first drafts this year), then you'll have to use some guesstimating as well.
If you haven't read it, try Rachel Aaron's 2K to 10K book on how to get your brain to compose your story faster. I love this book!
If you're interesting in learning more about dictating your writing, check out Scott Baker's books on the topic as well as his online course. Fool Proof Dictation by Christopher Downing is also super helpful.
In this episode, I explain how to break down your book into chunks in such a way that you can estimate how long it will take you to start and finish your book.