We have failed to recognize our great asset: time. A conscientious use of it could make us into something quite amazing. —Friedrich Schiller
Anthony Trollope wrote three thousand words in three hours every day (that's 250 words per minute) before heading off to his job with the postal service—which he kept for 33 years during the writing of more than two dozen books. If he finished a novel during those 3 hours, he pulled out a clean sheet of paper and started a new one.
Anyone else feeling like a slacker right now? I'll be the first to admit I'm time-challenged. No conscientious use of it going on around here. I identify more with Marilynne Robinson who claims to be "incapable of discipline." Let's just say I'm a work in progress.
No matter where you fall on the routine spectrum, you'll love Mason Currey's Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. It's a fascinating view into how over 150 writers, artists, scientists, mathematicians, and philosophers master the daily grind and get to work doing what they love. An inspiring gift for anyone attempting to follow their passion and live a creative life.