Writer John Erickson’s writing routine is as all professional writing routines should be:
Four to five hours per day spent writing.
Of course, if this does not sound appealing to you – well – then you are simply not a writer.
Crazy to me to have been writing daily for 53 years.
When I’m asked how long I’ve been writing, I say that I began in 1967, the year Kris and I joined our lives together in marriage. Before Kris, I wrote when I had an idea or felt inspired. After Kris, I wrote every day—same time, same place, a pattern I still follow forty-two years later. This morning, I rose at five o’clock, joined my dog Tango at the front door, and walked 400 yards to my little writing office. It was black dark, so I had to use a flashlight. On reaching the office, I turned on the lights, started coffee brewing, and turned on my laptop computer. When the coffee was ready, I poured myself a cup, and started working on this project, while Tango chased moths out on the screened porch.