According to Danielle Steel, “Anyone who tells you how to write best-sellers is a sham and a liar. I can tell you how I write books. I write them with fear, excitement, discipline, and a lot of hard work.”
In “Snoopy’s Guide to the Writing Life,” she also says of that hard work…
“I work and I think and I push and I scribble until something comes. When I actually get something to work on, I sit at my typewriter and type until I ache so badly I can’t get up. After twelve or fourteen hours, you feel as if your whole body is going to break in half. Everything hurts–your arms, your eyes, your shoulders, your neck, your hands. …”
TWELVE OR FOURTEEN HOURS? Does anybody out there work for that long straight in one day? I haven’t ever. I don’t think that I could! But since Steel is one of the best-selling novelists of our time, maybe this is the way to get the job done.