From here, though, the reality of the writing life largely diverges from its mythos. Entire books have been written about the connection between writers and alcoholism, yet the vast majority of successful writers don’t have a drinking problem. It’s more romantic than practical.
Even fewer successful writers could be called impulsive. On the contrary, writers, perhaps more so than any other professional group, superstitiously cling to carefully curated routines, creating rules normally imposed by more traditional employment. Almost invariably, these rules and routines include specific sleep habits.
-Sarah Stodola ‘The Sleep and Work Habits of 15 Famous Writers‘ Van Winkle’s