Update: The full survey results and the raw data are now posted at http://www.jimchines.com/2010/03/survey-results/
For those of you just tuning in, last month I collected information from 246 professionally published novelists on how they made that first pro novel sale. This is rough, Mythbusters-style science. It’s not a perfectly controlled study, but it provides a lot more data than I usually see when we talk about these things.
Today I’m looking at two more myths about the writing process:
The Overnight Success
You Have to Know Somebody