10,000 Hours

Posted on: November 30, 2011

ImageAs Melanie McDonagh wrote in The London Evening Standard in 2008, there’s one thing people remember after reading Malcolm Gladwell‘s book titled “Outliers” – the figure 10,000 hours. Not everyone agrees with his premise that success requires 10,000 hours of practice. But I think most will admit that success requires hard work – and lots of it.

I’ve heard that for writers, the 10,000 hours translates into 1,000,000 words. Yikes! A bit daunting, huh. But as with anything, the journey begins with the first step – or the first word. The more you write and the more you edit and refine your work, the better you’ll become at writing. Endless practice works for Olympic champions. It’ll work for you, too.

Happy writing! Becky


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  • Renee Blare: What awesome stories, Becky. I can't wait to read them. :) Thanks for participating. Love ya! Nee
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