I Googled “the world of publishing moves slowly” and came across this Q&A with author Cat Clarke. These two answers to questions about writing rang true,
How would you spend a typical writing day?
I spend most days angsting about not writing, to be honest. I’m trying to start a new routine now, so I hope to have a typical writing day to tell you about very soon! A good writing day for me is getting over 1000 words done, and if I can get them done before lunchtime that makes me very happy. Real life does have a tendency to spoil my writing plans though. *shakes fist at real life*
What advice would you give unpublished authors?
There’s so much good advice out there and I’m still very new to this, so I’m not sure how qualified I am to give advice… but I’ll give it a go. I think writers should write as often as possible (yes, this is a case of ‘Do as I say, not as I do!’). It’s all too easy to come up with excuses for not writing. Ask yourself if you really need to spend three hours researching seventeenth century furniture for that scene you’re working on… or could you maybe just go ahead and write the scene and then see what research really needs to be done? And it sounds obvious, but writers should read. A lot. link