"Be steady and well ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work."
~ Gustave Flaubert.
I love this quote. I aspire to it. I'm not anywhere close to it, but I aspire nonetheless. Keeping my life running smoothly often seems like a more-than-full-time job, never mind writing as well, but as I begin to approach "well ordered", I find my writing is more comfortable and more powerful. I also find my mind more able to tackle the complicated parts of my manuscript when it's not worried about "when exactly did you last wash that floor?"
I will continue to aspire!