The Writing Life

Reading Annie Dillard's inspiring and reassuring book of that name, and found this nugget, which made me feel so much better about how slowly I'm editing my novel:

Thomas Mann was a prodigy of production. working full time, he wrote a page a day. that is 365 pages a year, for he did write every day -- a good-sized book a year. At a page a day, he was one of the most prolific writers who ever lived.