Authors Who Wrote Slow
He began writing his famous Latin-English Dictionary in 1714, but didn’t complete it until 22 years later. This was partly due to his bad eyesight and advancing age…and the fact that his wife threw a large chunk of it in the fire one day after they had an argument.
It took him 17 years to finish Finnegan’s Wake – but only 9 years for his work Ulysses.
Peter Mark Roget
As they say, slow and steady wins the race. Roget, author of Roget’s Thesaurus, only took 50 years to finish his famous book.
Katherine Anne Porter
After writing it for 20 years, she finished her book, Ship of Fools. She must have been pressed for time because she only wrote one novel.
He completed the Lord of the Rings (after numerous rewrites and revisions) in 12 years.