It might help if you think of your writing as a writing rhythm that a writing discipline.
The former has a flowing connotation to it like fishing does.
You cash out, feel the current, and slowly reel it back in.
Your writing can be the same way.
Coffee, two posts, 15-minute break, two more posts, done for the day.
I come from such a military background though, I have always thought of it as “discipline.”
But that feels like a drill-instructor is barking at me.
Maybe rhythm beats discipline too?
I prefer to think of it as
rhythmrather than discipline. Discipline calls to my mind a taskmaster, perhaps wielding a whip. Discipline has a whiff of punishment to it, or at least the need to cross something off a list, the way my son Jacob does with his homework. (Big sigh. Got it done.) Rhythm, however, is a gentle aligning, a comforting pattern in our day that we know sets us up ideally for our work.
-Dani Shapiro, Still Writing