Great stuff on dedication to mastering a craft.
A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper.
Some new thing is always exploding in me, and it schedules me, I don’t schedule it. It says: Get to the typewriter right now and finish this.
Ben Franklin’s daily routine:
This one from William Gibson is interesting for the relationship to the subconscious mind in thinking and creativity:
Naps are essential to my process. Not dreams, but that state adjacent to sleep, the mind on waking.
In an unmoored life like mine, sleep and hunger and work arrange themselves to suit themselves, without consulting me.