Writers are eager to overwrite past work. We’re oblivious to our sources of inspiration. We like to believe that the first draft is the final version.
In 2016, my goal is to read one “challenge book” a quarter — a new subject, a different genre, a book “above my level.” It’s just as important to know a little about a lot as it is to know a lot about a little.
If your apartment is ugly or you hate your office, of course you’re going to want to stay in bed. No one wants to spend time in an environment that doesn’t make them happy.