Scientific research and biographies tell us that there is an intricate method in the way creative people worked. One of the most popular hypothesis is 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. The other popular hypothesis is 4 hours of cognitive work over a long period of time. The important thing in both of the above mentioned premises is how do you keep yourself unaffected with modern distractions. World has moved from type writers to computers and computers can be very complex. Now phones and handheld devices are catching up making it’s even more harder for us to focus. I don’t think its possible to moderate exposure to quick-fix-of-information. Facebook, RSS readers, News aggregating websites, etc. are all over the place. I have tried restricting them but shunning them all together seems to be the only best possible option.