“Rule #9: Writing, in usual practice, need be nothing more than a modest daily priority, one that ranks well below more important priorities like social life and exercising. . . .
“Why? Because putting writing ahead of more meaninful things like our health and social life makes it aversive, something to be delayed or rushed, something to be done perfectly but quickly, something that should seem more desirable than it really is. Even traveling, with all its prospects of escape and discovery, demands the balance and moderation of returning home from time to time to do other things.” (237)