With all the talk of Nanowrimo, I am inspired to ask the question, how fast can you pound out a story?
In my case, it depends on the story. Some of them almost seem to write themselves. Others only come haltingly, sporadically, and with much thought.
I envy those writers who can produce a well plotted story in a month. It reminds me of those stories I heard when I was pregnant about women having their first child and it only taking two hours of labor. I prayed for that. I really prayed for it when I was in hour 72 of mine.
We have all heard the tales of writers who can produce several novels a year and the ones who only produce two in a lifetime. I think we have to remember that the process varies by writer...and by story.
We cannot measure ourselves against one another when it comes to how quickly we reach our goals. It is the quality of the final product that counts. I comfort myself with this as I wrestle the ending of my current wip.
We can still hate those woman who give birth in two hours though. That's not natural.