Cal Newport at Study Hacks pored over interviews with 10 major nonfiction writers (Ted Conover, Susan Orlean, and others) to extract information about their habits. He’s mainly interested in how they schedule their work days. Most get up early and start no later than 8:30 a.m. A ritual, involving the New York Times, precedes writing for several of them. So does coffee, “lots of coffee.”
His data illuminate more than his cohort’s coffee drinking. Check out his graphs and commentary, and perhaps you’ll “Schedule Your Writing Like a Professional Writer.”
The coffee, at least, I can manage.
Thanks to Jimmy for the link.