With a large project looming (a summertime deadline and goal), I have spent every day since the beginning of the year allowing myself to simply write. Nonsense if need be. Playing the keys. The result has been surprisingly good.
I write two pages of arrant nonsense, after straining; I write variations of very sentence; compromises; bad shots; possibilities; till my writing book is like a lunatic’s dream
–Virginia Woolf in her diary