That’s right: When you write fast and continuously, you pretty much have to adopt an easy, accepting attitude—you don’t have much choice.
My assertion—that fast, continuous writing improves thought by relaxing you—needs clarification, though: Just how fast? Just how continuous?
First, just how fast? I’d say about as fast as your hand moves when you scribble a note to your best office buddy, saying “Couldn’t wait for you anymore, went to lunch at Giuseppe’s,” because your colleagues were already piling into a car. You know, fast.
By writing fast, you invite your mind to operate at a pace that’s closer to its normal rate of thought, rather than the lethargic crawl you usually subject it to when you ...