On the Writers Almanac today, I heard it was the 81st birthday of one of my favorite authors, E.L. Doctorow. Here's a quote from Doctorow on his writing process:
"Here's how it goes: I'm up at the stroke of 10 or 10:30. I have breakfast and read the papers, and then it's lunchtime. Then maybe a little nap after lunch and out to the gym, and before I know it, it's time to have a drink."