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When is the best time to write your book?

"Ruth Stone once beautifully described the moments at which inspiration for her next poem caught up with her as a thunderous train of air that would come barrelling down over the landscape. And she would run like hell to the house, as she would be chased by this poem, the whole deal being that she had to get to a piece of paper fast enough so that when it thundered through her, she could collect it and grab it on the page.  At other times, she wouldn’t be fast enough, so she would be running and running, and she wouldn’t get to the house, and the poem would barrel through her and she would miss it, and it would continue on across the landscape looking for ‘another poet’.  And then there were these moments where she would almost miss it. She'd be running to the house and looking for the paper and the poem would pass through her. But then she'd grab a pencil just as it was going through her, and she would reach out with her other hand, and she would catch it.  She would catc…