As I have said over and over and over, writing fast does not mean typing faster. It just means fast writers, or writers who are perceived to be fast, spend more hours writing. Nothing more.
I’m lucky if I manage 750 words an hour. Not fast typing by any standard. But I am known as a fast writer and at times I get beat on for being a fast writer.
I am not fast, I just work harder than most writers. It is very, very simple, yet those of us with a real work ethic about writing get pounded constantly for having a work ethic. Just like all the other stupidities in this business like giving money to perfect strangers, writers seem to celebrate laziness. It has driven me nuts for years and now for some reason it finally drove Kevin J. Anderson nuts as well.
His great blog about this topic, and some very simple math, can be found here.
Even if you are one of the snobs (as Kevin called them) who thinks that working hard at your chosen craft is a bad thing, read this blog. It just might change your thinking.
Thanks, Kevin. Welcome to the windmill chasing.