In the event you’ve not read Daily Rituals: How Artists Work which is a fantastic compendium of the daily rituals of various creative personalities, get a head start on learning how the inspirational mind works with this extensive look at some of my (your? our?) authors care of incubator of profound intellect, Brain Pickings.
I am particularly keen on Joan Didion’s process, which starts the way mine may or may not, too.
“I need an hour alone before dinner, with a drink, to go over what I’ve done that day. I can’t do it late in the afternoon because I’m too close to it. Also, the drink helps. It removes me from the pages.”
Fine, we only have the drink in common but in my mind’s eye, that is enough.
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