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  • Habit is not mere subjugation, it is a tender tie: when one remembers habit it seems to have been happiness.
    Elizabeth Bowen

  • Sooner or later, the great men turn out to be all alike. They never stop working. They never lose a minute. It is very depressing.V.S. Pritchett

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'The truth was that he wasted time'?!

Ugh, how judgmental. Perhaps he was better able to access his creativity at night, when the day world is silent and the unconscious, the hidden, seems closer to the surface...this is certainly the case with me. I can relate to his situation.

I think we eccentric night owls are unfairly discriminated against by so called 'normal' people.

It's official- Kafka is my favorite.

Agreed,this is a great blog. Also,this was apparently recently discovered:

Kafka's Daily Schedule:
1. Wake up
2. Realize that I am some kind of hideous bug
3. Oh man
4. Question whether or not I am, perhaps, still dreaming.
5. Not dreaming
6. Well, fuck
7. What is that, an apple? Hey!
8. Sulk about the apple in my back
9. Seriously, what is going on here?!

I concur with Chris, such a great blog idea!

Great idea for a blog. Am adding it to my blog roll. Now re: the writing routine idea, many well-published authors have felt pretty good about sharing their rather regimented writing schedule. After all, without discipline, there cannot be much valuable productivity.

I disagree with this "wasted time" assertion. Writing has been an excruciating process for many of the great writers, and from what I've heard this was true of Kafka as well.

When he says that this routine was "all he could bear," I totally get it.

Ha, ha! This blog is a great idea!

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