So, don’t rush the process. (And I’m talking to myself as much as to you.) At the same time, I think its important to acknowledge that writing “masterful literary debuts” does not have to take years. (For instance, the above-mentioned Isabel Allende started her latest book, Ripper in January of 2012 and it is available now. Given the glacial pace that legacy publishing moves at, she wrote that baby–nearly 500 pages of it–fast.) —The Benefits of Writing Crap (A Reminder) – Charlotte Rains Dixon.