Two weeks isn’t quickly?!

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“The story [‘The Woman in the Window’] evolved over a period of time, perhaps two weeks. It is usually the case that a character’s past self fills in, as one develops him; it’s like a dream in which initially things seem thin and sketchy but, as you stare at them, they begin to solidify, to take on weight, depth and substance. Some patience is required for this ‘filling-in’—one doesn’t want to write too quickly.”

—Joyce Carol Oates (x)