Edward Weston did something similar - Charis writes about it in, IIRC, Through Another Lens. Again, IIRC, he had the theory that he could simplify his process and make it almost automatic, freeing him to rapidly pursue images. She writes about him sometimes making 15-20 images per day.

I made a commitment last fall to do something photographically every day - shoot, print, file, go to an exhibit. I've been amazed at how much I've been able to get done.