You may already be aware of the phenomenon that is NaNoWriMo, a challenge for writers everywhere to write 50,000 words during the month of November.
As the organisers admit, a lot of what gets written is more about quantity than quality - but the purpose is to break that fear of not writing well, and just get on with writing.
In this interesting article In Just 30 Days, You Too Can Write a Masterpiece from the Independent, they have looked at famous writers who wrote their masterpieces fast, and for whom speed did not mean a fall off in quality. On the Road by Jack Kerouac was one of them, but as is mentioned, he'd been thinking about what he wrote for seven years.
Graham Greene was compelled to write something commercial for financial reasons, and was writing - more slowly - The Power and The Glory in the afternoons.
Do you have a novel bubbling away in you? Would NaNoWriMo help you? Why not give it a go!
What do you think writing to a timetable will do to your writing style?
Best of luck!
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