Ernest Hemingway, in a terrific 1958 interview with George Plimpton:
When I am working on a book or a story I write every morning assoon after first light as possible. There is no one to disturb youand it is cool or cold and you come to your work and warm as youwrite. You read what you have written and, as you always stop whenyou know what is going to happen next, you go on from there. Youwrite until you come to a place where you still have your juiceand know what will happen next and you stop and try to livethrough until the next day when you hit it again.
I have a collection of creators-on-creating quotes, but this one might be my favorite. Strikes me as good advice for any sort of creative work.?