A few days ago I read an article in the New York Times from series writers on writing. I can’t recall authors name and I am too lazy to look her up. Her name probably began with letter C. She is a prominent leader of lobby antagonistic to capitalism. She choose a minimalistic lifestyle in some small unknown town.
Her story on writing was a series of house chores she went on a day. In my understanding the message of the story was that writing is a process which is proceeded by a long gap of loneliness and absence.
If mind is too full of acts unfulfilled, one might have hard time coming up with words. On contrary some authors continue to work on their day time jobs while writing major works. It is intersting to note that some authors develop two major qualities early on in their lives. They can read critically following how author has shaped a story and they have an ability to comparmentalize their lives. They can separate one issue from another.