Friday, September 7, 2012

The Write Regime

1. Work on one thing at a time until finished.
2. Start no more new books, add no more new material.
3. Don't be nervous. Work calmly, work joyfully, recklessly on whatever is in hand!
4. Work according to program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time!
5. When you can't create, you can work ( I absolutely love this one!)
6. Cement a little everyday, rather than add new fertilizers. This is good for me as I love to begin new things, but never follow through.
7. Keep Human! See people, go places, drink. It's amazing how traveling brings out new perspectives in your life.
8. Don't be a draught-horse. Work with pleasure only.
9. Discard the program when you feel like it- but go back to it the next day :) Writers are born with a frustration gene. But thankfully, it's brief in its recurrence.
10. Forget what you want to write. Think only of what you are writing now.
11. Write first and always. Painting, music, cinema, come later.


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