Fill a Spiral Notebook Every Month

On his former top 1001 blog 43folders, Merlin Mann has a lot to say. In any one of his many riffs there’s always a lot of text, and among that content I invariably find a number of statements that really stick with me. I don’t recall if I read this in a blog or heard it in one of his podcasts, but one such statement was a quote by a writer friend of Merlin’s who described her job as “filling a spiral notebook every month”. That for me is all you need to know about writing.

1 Refer S01E23 of Back to Work at 5by5