People go on quests for many different reasons. When we think of a quest, we’re normally thinking about some grand adventure of swords and heroes and damsels in distress. But once we strip the word down to its basic meaning, it simply means a mission. A goal.
Every novelist is on the same quest which is to finish that book that has been inside them forever. Some writers go about that in the George Orwell length kind of way. Like Animal Farm. Others go the Robert Jordan or James A. Michener kind of way. They take a REALLY long route to finish their quest.
Well, I personally do not have the desire nor the inclination to take a Robert Jordan type of path to get my novel out. I want to get it out as fast as I possibly can which means that I have to write fast. Not only must I write fast but I want to write fast. There are more than a couple reasons for this but today, I’m going to just give you two.