Schedules Over Deadlines: Roald Dahl, Anna Akana, iDoneThis

I couldn’t help but notice that recently shared perspectives from Roald Dahl, Anna Akana and iDoneThis hammer the importance of being disciplined, building routines or a schedule and having realistic short-term goals as keys to producing creative work.

Reminds me of what Ira Glass said in an interview (below) about how to close the gap between where your work is and where you want it to be: “do a huge volume of work… so that every week or every month you know you’re going to finish one story.”

Here is the excellent All Things Considered story “Roald Dahl Wanted His Magical ‘Matilda’ To Keep Books Alive” which reveals some of Roald Dahl’s writing habits.