Gary Winogrand had a huge delay between exposing a roll of film and looking at the contact sheet. I think the delay was something like at least three months or so.
The great Ralph Eugene Meatyard was said to have piled up film for six months or a year. He would then go into a multi week frenzy of developing and printing. He stated that this was to give himself space between the creation and the revealing of what had actually occurred, not what he had hoped, fantasized, etc.