Anais Nin on Love & Henry Miller on Routine, from Brainpickings
Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It creates the failures. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man hold on to you. You want to save hime, but you know he will strangle you with his panic. ~Anais Nin, February, 1947
Lettering by Debbie Millman
Also, while clicking around, I foudn this post on Henry Miller's 11 Commandments for Writing, including a routine he concocted to get sh*t done (my words). I could use that.
If groggy, type notes and allocate, as stimulus.
If in fine fettle, write.
Work of section in hand, following plan of section scrupulously. No intrusions, no diversions. Write to finish one section at a time, for good and all.
See friends. Read in cafés.
Explore unfamiliar sections — on foot if wet, on bicycle if dry.
Write, if in mood, but only on Minor program.
Paint if empty or tired.
Make Notes. Make Charts, Plans. Make corrections of MS.
Note: Allow sufficient time during daylight to make an occasional visit to museums or an occasional sketch or an occasional bike ride. Sketch in cafés and trains and streets. Cut the movies! Library for references once a week.I feel like if he were arund today, he'd say "Cut the Netflix! Internet hopping once a week."
Full post at: https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/02/22/henry-miller-on-writing/