It's important that a novel be approached with some urgency. Spend too long on it, or have great gaps between writing sessions, and the unity of the work tends to be lost -- Anthony BurgessFor me, gaps between writing sessions make it much harder to attain unity in my writing. Is it the same for you? I'm not saying that I have to write without stop. I'm saying that if I put my book down for more than a couple of days, I find I have to backtrack to see where I left off in my mind.
Everything just seems to work better, to maintain its continuity, if I stick to a writing schedule. I think my brain just expects to write daily and responds by working between sessions to save up ideas for the next time. Therefore, I agree with Burgess and his theory that spending too long or having too many gaps between writing sessions threatens the unity of the work.
How does this work for you?