Cynthia Morris: Why Books Can Take So Long

Cynthia Morris: Why Books Can Take So Long

This week I’m at Write It Sideways asking Cynthia Morris, author of Chasing Sylvia Beach, “Why do some books take so long to write?” Here’s the intro:

Cheryl Strayed’s Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail inspired Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 last year. But Cheryl took that famous hike in 1995. Wild was a bestseller fifteen years in the making.

David Guterson wrote Snow Falling on Cedars over a ten-year period. Michel Faber worked on The Crimson Petal and the White for almost twenty.

And Helen Hooven Santmyer took almost six decades to complete …And Ladies of the Club.

Why does the process sometimes take so long? {Please follow this link to Write It Sideways for the rest…}