BBC News: Faulks’ quest to follow Fleming. Sebastian Faulks has written a new James Bond novel in the style of Ian Fleming to mark the centenary of Fleming’s birth.
To pay homage to the man who created 007, Faulks decided he had to get inside Fleming’s head. "I viewed the whole thing as a technical exercise," he says. "I wrote the whole thing in six weeks. Fleming used to write 2,000 words a day and not reflect on them or edit them, just keep going. I decided that if I wanted to capture the pace Fleming had in the novels, that is what I should do."
Two thousand words a day, left unedited, for six weeks sounds a LOT like NaNoWriMo. My November goal is 2000 words a day for the whole month, which can be fitted around the rest of life with a little work. I’m trying to come up with an idea for this year’s novel.