Re: RARA-AVIS: Geroges Simenon

From: Sidney Allinson (
Date: 11 Feb 2003

> Supposedly, he wrote only eight days a month but
> completed a novel in that time -- his books are
> much shorter than the average category novel of
> today.

Simenon wrote quickly, but not quite *that* quickly. On average, it took him six to eight weeks to write a novel. Locked inside his study, pausing only for meals brought to his door, writing steadily, with minimal breaks for sleep. He once said, if it took any longer than that to complete a manuscript, he simply scrapped the project.
-- Sidney Allinson.

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