I always wondered why it took so long, reportedly, to write a book. After all, if you can type really fast, you should be able to finish a book every fortnight or so, right?
To those who are about to edit, we salute you! Just remember the words of Mark Twain:
Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very"; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.