Imagine that you are dying. If you had a terminal disease would you finish this book? Why not? The thing that annoys this 10-weeks-to-live self is the thing that is wrong with the book. So change it. Stop arguing with yourself. Change it. See? Easy. And no one had to die.
— Anne Enright
I’d write faster.
— Isaac Asimov, when asked what he’d do if he knew he had only a short time left to live