I ran across a quote on Noel De Vries‘s blog. And no, she’s not paying me to plug her.
It’s a quote from author Frank Cottrell Boyce, about writing. I won’t elaborate, just share the wisdom:
Tranquility and control provide the best conditions for completing the work you imagined. But surely the real trick is to produce the work that you never imagined. The great creative moments in our history are almost all stories of distraction and daydreaming – Archimedes in the bath, Einstein dreaming of riding a sunbeam – of alert minds open to the grace of chaos.
So, fellow-writers, let’s quit cursing the distractions, and start spelling them inspiration.