It takes skill to work slowly. When I was in graduate school, a classmate complained, "I wrote for five hours today and only got one paragraph."
I replied: "I'm not a good enough writer yet to do that."
Clearly there are two different approaches to writing: slow or fast.
For example, here are some more quotes related to writing:
- If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. --Isaac Asimov
- Write your first draft with your heart. Re-write with your head.--the movie Finding Forrester
- Don't get it right, just get it written.--James Thurber
Personally, I think there's something to be said for getting the first draft finished without getting bogged down by your internal editor/nay-sayer.
So, how about you? Do you write slow or write fast?