No Need For The Pool; Seaside Musings About Henry Miller's Efficiency
Sitting by the sea, finishing up edits on my new book, I got to thinking about how hard it is to stay focused on one project at a time, and I thought about Henry Miller, the American author. In the 1930s when working on Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller set down his work commandments, which later went into his book on writing.
His instructions are chaotic.
”Keep human. See people, go places, drink when you feel like it” is contradictory to “write first and always. Friends, cinema, all these come afterwards.”