So what advice did he offer? The biggie was that a writer needs to produce a new page of words every day. To quote Grisham, “That’s about 200 words, or 1,000 words a week. Do that for two years and you’ll have a novel that’s long enough.”
This led me to realize a couple of things. First, John Grisham believes a novel needs to total roughly 104,000 words to be worthy of publication. Secondly, what a relaxed life he lives if he limits himself to his recommended page count. Today’s blog, for example? It’s 200 words.