I believe–I really, really believe that you have to use your best daily energy for writing. If you’re serious about writing, there’s a time, right? We have these rhythms of our energy, and I don’t mean to sound flaky about this but I’m finding this out about myself as I go, and that is the time that you have to commit to your writing, regardless of what else is going on. It’s just–it’s really, really important to take yourself seriously and your art seriously and your energy seriously. And so that’s my first tip.

Miriam Toews