excerpt from a Paris Review interview, posted at Utne.com 7-14-09:
PARIS REVIEW: You never write directly onto the computer?
GAY TALESE: Oh no, I couldn’t do that. I want to be forced to work slowly because I don’t want to get too much on paper. By the end of the morning I might have a page, which I will pin up above my desk.
PR: Surely there must be some days in the middle of a project, when you’re really going, that you write more than a single page.
GT: No, there aren’t.
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There you have it. One page a day, and yet, looked what HE accomplished:
* A Writer's Life (2006)
* Origins of a Nonfiction Writer (1996)
* Unto the Sons (1992)
* Thy Neighbor's Wife (1981)
* Honor Thy Father (1971)
* Fame and Obscurity (1970)
* The Kingdom and the Power (1969)
* The Bridge: The Building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (1964)
So the question is, what could WE accomplish with one page of prose per day?
Let me hear from you as you release your writing.