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09/04/2019

How long does it take you to finish a 2,500-word essay?

QUESTION
How long does it take you to finish a 2,500-word essay?
On average.

ANSWER
I can do a rough draft in 20 – 30 minutes but then I would spend at least an hour or two polishing it, checking that I didn’t leave out anything, ordering it into something readable out and proofreading it for grammar, spelling and punctuation.

One of my published books (100,000 word manuscript) was written in 6 weeks after work, but before I submitted it, I spent the following 6 months editing it, revising it and adding and subtracting until it became a 75,000 word submission. It was published by the first publishing house to see it and is currently up for an award from EPIC for best of nonfiction. The award ceremony is tonight which is the only reason I am mentioning it. Am I nervous? Nah! Well, maybe a little. I didn’t sleep last night.

Good luck in completing your essay.